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Old Forecaster: Redding Area Weather Outlook for Sept. 5 – 11, 2011

Weather Discussion: A large high pressure area will be over the western U.S. and off the west coast. This will bring sunny skies to Redding with above normal temperatures. Temperatures Monday (the 5th) will be in the mid to upper 90s. Hotter weather is expected Tuesday through Friday, with Redding reaching the upper 90s to 102. Friday through the weekend, a weak, upper level low will move into Southern California and Nevada. This will cool our temperatures a couple of degrees and could trigger some thunderstorms over the mountains.

Extended Weather Outlook Sept 12th through Sept 18th: Temperatures will begin to drop back to near normal as the low to our south moves east and the high pressure area weakens. Redding will still be sunny through the period but our high temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s.

REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC

Monday, September 5
Normal high temperature: 94. Record high for this date: 114 in 1988.
Normal low temperature: 60. Record low for this date: 47 in 1947.

Sunday, September 11
Normal high temperature: 93. Record high for this date: 113 in 1945.
Normal low temperature: 59. Record low for this date: 47 in 1928.

We will lose 16 minutes of daylight this week.
Sunrise on September 5 is at 6:30 a.m. with sunset at 7:35 p.m.
Sunrise on September 11 is at 6:46 a.m. with sunset at 7:25 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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