Old Forecaster: Midweek 10-Day Redding Weather Outlook, July 21-30

This outlook is issued every Wednesday to update the Sunday weekly forecast and provide a weather outlook for the next 10 days. For the following Sunday’s forecast (July 31), click here.

The large high pressure ridge that has been baking the central and eastern U.S. has flattened and shifted a little to the west. This in turn  weakened the low pressure trough that had been off our coast and was bringing us the cooler-than-normal weather. It looks like for the next seven to 10 days we are going to see the kind of weather we normally expect in July. Thursday (the 21st) through this weekend, we will have sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid-90s to near 100 degrees.

When I wrote the weekly forecast last Sunday, it looked like the central U.S. high pressure area would migrate westward and really heat up the western U.S. It now looks like it will push westward but not as much as expected. Therefore, next week will see sunny skies with temperatures normal to slightly above — upper 90s to 103 degrees.

-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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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Janet Tyrrel says:

    Hey Old Forecaster! Does this warmer weather mean an increase in snakes in the pool? I know you're not a wildlife bioligist but you do have expertise` in handling snakes don't you.

    Thanks for your weather forecasting/knowledge. jt

  1. July 20, 2011

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