Old Forecaster’s Outlook, June 27-July 3: A Wild Weather Ride

Weather Discussion: We will ride a weather roller coaster this week. Monday (June 27) will start off sunny with afternoon temperatures once again in the lower 90s. A low pressure area will be dropping south from the Gulf of Alaska and will be nearing the coast Monday afternoon. Clouds will begin to increase late Monday and there will be some afternoon thunderstorms possible over Trinity and Siskiyou counties.

The low pressure area will move across Northern California Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday and part of Wednesday Redding will be partly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall and hail are possible Tuesday afternoon in the thunderstorms. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the low- to mid-80s. The low will be east of our area by Wednesday afternoon and skies will be clearing. Thursday the high pressure ridge will rebuild over the western U.S. and things will start warming up. High temperatures Thursday will be in the lower 90s and then into the mid- to upper-90s Friday. Redding will see sunny skies with high temperatures of 100 to 105 Saturday through the 4th of July weekend.

Extended Weather Outlook July 4 through July 10: High pressure will continue over the western U.S. and we will have sunny skies with afternoon temperatures of 98 to 105.

Redding Weather Almanac:

Monday, June 27:
Normal high temperature: 93. Record high for this date: 111, in 1918.
Normal low temperature: 64. Record low for this date: 51, in 1916.

Sunday, July 3:
Normal high temperature: 94. Record high for this date 115 in 1991.
Normal low temperature: 66. Record low for this date 50 in 1919.

We will lose 3 minutes of daylight this week:
Sunrise on June 27 is 5:41 a.m. with sunset 8:44 p.m.
Sunrise on July 3 is 5:44 a.m. with sunset 8:44 p.m.

-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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1 Response

  1. Avatar Janet Tyrrel says:

    Hey Old Forecaster!

    Keep your forecasts coming; I always enjoy reading what you have to say.