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Old Forecaster: Midweek Redding Area Weather Update, Aug. 4-13, 2011

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

Persistence is really becoming the best weather forecast, since the large scale weather pattern hasn’t changed much in the past couple of weeks and isn’t expected to change much for the next 7 to 10 days.

The main or large scale high pressure area will remain over the south central U.S. Normally this time of year this high will set up over the southwest and western U.S. for at least a couple of weeks, but none of the longer range forecast models are even hinting at this happening.

So the next seven to 10 days, Redding can expect sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.

-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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