‘Old Weather Forecaster’ Redding Outlook: April 4 – April 10

Redding Weather Almanac

April 4: Normal maximum temperature, 69 degrees. Record high for this date, 93 degrees in 1961

Normal minimum temperature,  44 degrees. Record minimum for this date, 32 degrees in 1901

April 10: Normal maximum temperature, 70 degrees. Record high for this date, 94 degrees in 1951

Normal minimum temperature, 47 degrees. Record minimum for this date, 34 degrees in 1979

We will gain 16 minutes of daylight this week.

Sunrise on April 4 is 6:49 a.m. Sunset is 7:37 p.m.

Sunrise on April 10 is 6:39 a.m.  Sunset is 7:43 p.m.

Weather Discussion:

Monday (April 4) will be the warmest day this week with temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The high pressure area that has been along the coast will back up to the west. This will allow low pressure areas to drop southeastward across western Canada and into the Great Basin. The first of these systems will be very weak and will move through Monday night and early Tuesday with just a few clouds.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny with our daytime temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. A stronger and colder storm system will move through the area late Wednesday and will develop into a fairly strong low pressure area over southern Nevada. This system will bring a few clouds and maybe a light shower or sprinkle to our area Thursday.

Late Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will have strong and gusty northerly winds and colder temperatures. Thursday and Friday our daytime temperatures will be in the lower 60s with nighttime temperatures in the 30s. I think we will have enough wind to hold the nighttime temperatures above freezing.

Extended Weather Outlook: April 11 through April 18

The start of this period will see the jetstream or storm track dip back to the south and bring a storm across the state from late on the 11th through the 13th. We should see light rain or showers with temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. High pressure…and nice weather … will return in time for Kool April Nights with sunny skies the 14th through the 18th with temperatures in the 70s and maybe a lower 80s.

~ ‘The Old Forecaster’

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.

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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1 Response

  1. Avatar shelly shively says:

    Thanks, Chris, for such a detailed weather forecast. I have 2 month old "chicks" that I just moved outdoors, and am so glad to know to put a heat lamp in their coop on the nights that get close to freezing! Charlie, Suzie, Cleo, Dora, Bella and Roberta pass on their clucks of appreciation, too!