Old Forecaster: Redding Area Weather Outlook, Aug. 22-28, 2011

Weather Discussion: Redding will have another sunny week. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s on Monday and then will warm to 100 to 102 on Tuesday, which will be the hottest day of the week. Wednesday through the weekend we will see temperatures slowly cool back to about normal for this time of year … mid 90s. Minimum temperatures will be in the low to mid 60s and no strong winds are expected.

The weather feature to watch this week is Tropical Storm Irene, which has formed in the Atlantic and should reach hurricane force and then impact the U.S. somewhere around Florida or Georgia.

Extended Weather Outlook: Aug 29th through Sept 4th: We will continue in the same pattern with high pressure to our east and a weak low pressure trough off the coast. This means Redding will continue to see sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.

REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC

Monday, August 22nd
Normal high temperature: 95. Record high for this date: 108, in 1964.
Normal low temperature: 63. Record low for this date: 51, in 1925.

Sunday, August 28th
Normal high temperature: 95. Record high for this date: 111, in 1915.
Normal low temperature: 63. Record low for this date: 51, in 1995.

We will lose 15 minutes of daylight this week.
Sunrise on August 22nd is at 6:27 a.m. with sunset at 7:57 p.m.
Sunrise on August 28th is at 6:33 a.m. with sunset at 7:48 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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3 Responses

  1. Avatar rmv says:

    Thank you Chris for your forecast of NO RECORD HIGHS in the near future.

    The picture you included is also nice,

    must have been on a trip you took to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?

    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA is famous for PINE TREES, FIR TREES,

    CLEAR COOL RIVERS and LAKES, (and RPD K9 OFFICER "VERMUT")! 🙂

    GOD BLESS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!!

  2. Avatar Francie Sullivan says:

    Chris, Everytime I read your weather report I think of how many lives you impacted in the area. I got to know you during the Fountain Fire in the early 90's. You were a critical part of the CDF attack. Your ability to predict the winds saved fire fighters lives. When the rains came, your advance warning allowed sand bags to be available in critical areas of flooding. You, personally, saved so many from the disasterous impacts of extreme weather and so few people know it! You are one of the great unsung heros of our community. It's a great pleasure to know you're still sharing your knowledge.

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