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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.


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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