Old Forecaster: Midweek Redding Area 10-Day Weather Outlook, Aug. 11-20

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

Redding will be sunny with temperatures near 100 degrees Thursday and Friday (the 11th and 12th). However, the above normal temperatures won’t last very long.

Saturday, the high pressure area moves back over the central and southern U.S. (not what Oklahoma and Texas need) while a low pressure trough begins to deepen from the Gulf of Alaska southward toward the west coast. Temperatures will start cooling Saturday and by early next week Redding will see temperatures about 10 degrees below normal, with high temperatures in the upper 80s.

The low pressure trough will move inland across Canada and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. This system will bring the cooler weather to the north state and maybe a few mid and high clouds on Saturday and early next week. Saturday through next Tuesday, Redding will also have south to southwest winds 10 to 18 mph in the afternoons. Wednesday (the 17th) through the weekend, Redding will be sunny with high temperatures in the low- to mid-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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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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