Old Forecaster: Midweek Redding Area Weather Update, July 28-Aug. 6

This outlook is issued every Wednesday to update the Sunday weekly forecast and provide a weather outlook for the next 10 days.

Temperatures Thursday (the 28th) through the weekend will be 3 to 5 degrees above normal, with Redding seeing high temperatures 100 to 105. The thing controlling our weather is the large, high-pressure area that has been over the central U.S all summer and it isn’t moving.

The only thing that will happen over the next few days is that it will change its orientation. Last week it was oriented north to south, which caused very hot weather in the Great Lakes and New England. It is now orienting itself more west to east, which will heat up the western U.S.

Since the large scale weather pattern is not changing, we are not going to get really hot, (over 105 in Redding) and will probably cool down starting next Tuesday (the 2nd) as the high pressure area once again changes its orientation. The first week of August looks like it will be sunny with high temperatures in the upper 90s to near 100.

-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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