Old Forecaster: Redding Area Weather Outlook for Aug. 8-14, 2011

Weather Discussion: The week starts off with M.O.S. (more of the same) … sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid 90s. Thursday (the 11th), the high pressure area that has been baking the central U.S. will shift back a little to the west. This will heat our temperatures up a little and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the high temperatures in Redding will be 98 to 102.

Extended Weather Outlook Aug 15th through Aug 21st: The high pressure area will move back to the east as an upper level low pressure trough deepens off the west coast. Redding will continue to have sunny skies but our temperatures will drop back into the mid to upper 90s.

REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC

Monday, August 8th
Normal high temperature: 98. Record high for this date: 116 in 1978.
Normal low temperature: 65. Record low for this date: 53 in 1945.

Sunday, August 14th
Normal high temperature: 99. Record high for this date: 112 in 1933.
Normal low temperature: 64 Record low for this date: 54 in 1949.

We will lose 14 minutes of daylight this week.
Sunrise on August 8th is 6:13 a.m. with sunset at 8:17 p.m.
Sunrise on August 14th is 6:19 a.m. with sunset at 8:09 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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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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