Old Forecaster: 10-Day, Midweek Weather Update, Aug. 18-27, 2011

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

Redding will spend most of this period caught between the large high pressure ridge that is over the central U.S. and a very weak, upper level, low pressure trough that is off the coast. The high pressure area is trying to push back to the west and this has warmed our temperatures up to slightly above normal for this time of year. The off shore low pressure area will push just enough cool air into the north state to keep the temperature from getting really hot.

The Redding area can expect to see high temperatures in the upper 90s to 101 from Thursday (the 11th) through the weekend. The low pressure area will be close enough to the coast by Friday and the weekend to bring a chance of afternoon thunderstorms to the mountains north of Redding.

Next week (the 23rd through the 27th), it looks like the high pressure area will move even further west and this should bring some of the hottest weather we have seen this summer. Redding could be 100 to 105 during this period.

-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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1 Response

  1. Avatar rmv says:

    THANK YOU CHRIS! 🙂