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Old Forecaster: Redding Area Weather Outlook, July 25-31

Weather Discussion: Monday and Tuesday (the 25th and 26th) will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds and maximum temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Wednesday through the weekend (the 31st), the high pressure area that has been cooking the central U.S. will push back to the west. This will bring hotter weather to the north valley. Redding will see high temperatures of 100 to 105 degrees Friday through the weekend. Gusty north winds are expected during the morning hours on Wednesday (the 27th) and Thursday (28th).

Extended Weather Outlook, Aug. 1 through Aug. 7:  We will continue to experience normal late July and early August weather. Skies will be sunny with afternoon temperatures near or just above the 100-degree mark and nighttime low temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Redding Weather Almanac:

Monday, July 25
Normal high temperature: 101. Record high for this date: 114 in 1973.
Normal low temperature: 69. Record low for this date: 55 in 1999.

Sunday, July 31
Normal high temperature: 99. Record high for this date: 113 in 1977.
Normal low temperature: 68. Record low for this date: 57 in 1992.

We will lose 11 minutes of daylight this week.
Sunrise on July 25 is 6:00 a.m. with sunset at 8:32 p.m.
Sunrise on July 31 is 6:05 a.m. with sunset at 8:26 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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