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Old Forecaster: Redding Area Weather Outlook, Aug. 15-21, 2011 – Low 90s Will Heat Up

Weather Discussion: Monday (the 15th) will be sunny with high temperatures of 91 to 94. Temperatures will warm Tuesday and Wednesday as the high pressure area that is over the central U.S. once again pushes back toward the west. High temperatures on these days will be the upper 90s to near 100.

Thursday through the weekend, we will have a weak upper-level, low-pressure area off the coast with the strong high pressure area to our east. Redding will have sunny skies during this time, with high temperatures of 98 to 103.

Extended Weather Outlook, Aug. 22 through Aug. 28: We will continue to have normal late August type weather; sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 90s. Nights are getting longer, (we lose 14 minutes of daylight this week) so minimum temperatures will be low to mid 60s in the low lying areas, with mid to upper 60s on the west side.


Monday, August 15th:
Normal high temperature: 96. Record high for this date: 112, in 2008.
Normal low temperature: 63. Record low for this date: 54, in 1949.

Sunday, August 21st:
Normal high temperature: 95. Record high for this date: 109, in 1964.
Normal low temperature: 62. Record low for this date: 52, in 1959.

We will lose 14 minutes of daylight this week.
Sunrise on August 15th is at 6:20 a.m. with sunset at 8:07 p.m.
Sunrise on August 21st is at 6:26 a.m. with sunset at 7:59 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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