Weather Discussion: A strong high pressure area is over the western U.S. and we will start the week off hot. The Redding high temperature on the 4th of July will be 100 to 104. Tuesday will the hottest day of the week, with the high temperature 103 to 107. The high pressure area will begin to slowly weaken starting on Wednesday (the 6th) and this will start a slow cooling trend that will continue into the weekend. High temperatures in Redding will be back down to 94 to 98 by the weekend (9th and 10th). Skies will be sunny all week and no strong winds are expected.
Extended Weather Outlook, July 11th through July 17th: The 11th through the 15th will be sunny with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. It should start warming up on the 16th and 17th and we could be back near the 100-degree mark.
Redding Weather Almanac:
Monday, July 4th
Normal high temperature: 95. Record high for this date: 114, in 1991.
Normal low temperature 66 Record low for this date 52 in 1948.
Sunday, July 10th:
Normal high temperature: 97. Record high for this date: 115, in 2002.
Normal low temperature: 67. Record low for this date: 55, in 1974.
We will lose 6 minutes of daylight this week:
Sunrise on July 4th is at 5:44 a.m., with sunset at 8:44 p.m.
Sunrise on July 10th is at 5:48 a.m., with sunset at 8:42 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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