Old Forecaster’s Rodeo Week Weather Update: Dry Boots

The high pressure area over the western U.S. isn’t very strong, but it should be strong enough to keep any precipitation north of Redding through Saturday — keeping cowboy duds dry during Redding Rodeo Week (click here for a schedule of events).

Thursday will sunny, with afternoon temperatures in the lower 80s. Winds Thursday will be northerly, 10 to 18 mph. Friday will also be sunny with a few clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures Friday will be in the lower 50s at sunrise and warm to the low- to mid-80s in the afternoon. Winds Friday will be light.

Saturday will start off sunny but there will be a few clouds in the afternoon and evening as a storm passes by to our north. Temperatures Saturday morning will be in the low- to mid-50s, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds Saturday will be light in the morning and southerly 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday will be sunny with scattered clouds and afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

-The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, aka 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 U.S. Air Force, Chris transferred to the NWS office in Redding, where he was the meteorologist in charge from 1976 until the office closed in 1996. From 1996 until his 2005 retirement, he was the meteorologist in charge of the U.S. Forest Service 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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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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