Old Forecaster: Redding Weather Outlook for May 30 – June 5, 2011

Redding Weather Almanac:

Monday, May 30:
Normal high temperature: 83. Record high for this date: 105, in 1950.
Normal low temperature: 58. Record low for this date: 44, in 1906.

Sunday, June 5:
Normal high temperature: 88. Record high for this date: 106, in 1970.
Normal low temperature: 60. Record low for this date: 40, in 1954.

We will gain 6 minutes of daylight this week:
Sunrise on May 30 will be at 5:42 a.m. with sunset at 8:33 p.m.
Sunrise on June 5 will be at 5:40 a.m. with sunset at 8:37 p.m.

Weather Discussion: Monday (May 30th) will start off sunny but clouds will increase during the day as another cold low-pressure area approaches the Northern California coast. High temperatures Monday will be in the lower 70s. This will be a very slow moving system and will be along the coast on Tuesday, over the north state on Wednesday and finally will move east of our area late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Redding can expect partly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, with maybe a few lingering showers Thursday morning. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the upper 60s. Thursday afternoon, the clouds will be decreasing and we will have mostly sunny skies with temperatures back up into the lower 70s. Friday will be sunny with scattered clouds. Afternoon temperatures on Friday will be in the upper 70s or lower 80s. It now looks like by next weekend the low will be well east of our area and high pressure will building along the coast. The weekend (June 4th and 5th) should be sunny with afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. Gusty northerly winds are expected Friday night through early Sunday.

Extended Weather Outlook June 6th through June 12th: It finally looks like we will get into a late spring or early summer weather pattern. A high pressure ridge should be near enough to the coast to keep any storms north of our area. Look for sunny skies with temperature in the upper 80s to mid 90s.

-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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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Chris…can't you as a former NWS chief do something about these absurd weather conditions. I know, I know, the government just forcasts the weather and can't do a damn thing about it but, couldn't Rep Wally Herger or the President pass a bill to send these storms to Washington or Oregon where they belong.

    I mean I'm growing moss on my north side but , the irrigation to my crops is nice.

    Keep up these informative forcasts on anewscafe.com. I read them daily.

    Thank You !

  2. Avatar jacki g. says:

    Thanx, Chris…really appreciate your forecasts!

  3. Avatar pmarshall says:

    Thanks, Chris. I was hoping June 4th would be Ok for the wedding that will take place that day. I guess we will have that North wind, but glad to hear things will be better. Like your forecasts, for better or worse (weather that is).