Redding Weather Outlook for Monday (March 21, 2011) through Sunday (March 27).
Redding Weather Almanac:
March 21: Normal maximum temperature, 66 degrees. Record high for this date, 84 in 2004.
Normal minimum temperature, 42 degrees. Record minimum for this date, 32 in 2002.
March 27: Normal maximum temperature, 68 degrees. Record high for this date, 85 in 2004.
Normal minimum temperature, 43. Record minimum for this date, 28 in 1987.
Sunrise on March 21: 7:12 a.m. Sunset 7:23 p.m.
Sunrise on March 27: 7:02 a.m. Sunset 7:29 p.m.
We will gain 16 minutes of daylight this week.
Weather Discussion: We continue to be stuck in a pattern where the jetstream or storm track is running from Alaska into Northern California. Showers from this weekend’s storm will be ending Monday and there will be a brief break Tuesday. However, the next storm will move in Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by another system Thursday night and Friday. The next system will reach the west coast late Saturday but it will be weak and should move inland north of our area. These storms are cold and snow levels will be in the 2500 to 3500 foot range. Temperatures this week will run 8 to 15 degrees below normal.
Extended Weather Outlook March 28 through April 4:
It now looks like during this period we will see high pressure slowly try and push northward along the west coast. We should start the period out partly cloudy and cool, but March should go out like a lamb and the first week of April should be sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Chris Fontana — a.k.a. “the Old Forecaster” — started his career as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento. After four years as a weather officer in the USAF he transferred to the NWS office in Redding. He was the meteorologist in charge of the Redding office from 1976 until it closed in 1996. From 1996 until his retirement in 2005, he was the meteorologist in charge of the USFS Predictive Service Unit. Chris and his wife Jane have been married over 40 years and he works as a window covering installer in her business, Westwood Window Coverings.
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