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Weather Discussion: We start the week off with an upper level, low pressure area to our south. This system is triggering afternoon and evening thunderstorms across the foothills and mountains of Northern California. Monday will start off sunny and we will see high temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Clouds will increase in the afternoon and there is a chance of a thunderstorms moving off the hills and across the Redding area in the late afternoon and evening.
Tuesday the low will finally move east and, by Wednesday, we will enter into an early fall type weather pattern with a weak, high pressure ridge just off the coast with storms moving north across southern Canada. Tuesday we could see a few clouds in the morning from the low, but skies will be sunny by late morning and early afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 90s. Wednesday through the weekend (18th) Redding will have mostly sunny skies with a few mid and high clouds, and high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Extended Weather Outlook Sept. 19 through Sept. 25: The high pressure area off the coast will strengthen and move over the western U.S. This will bring above normal temperatures to Redding and most of Northern California. Redding will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 90s.
REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC
Monday, September 12:
Normal high temperature 92 Record high for this date 114 in 1945.
Normal low temperature 60 Record low for this date 45 in 1928
Sunday, September 18:
Normal high temperature 90 Record high for this date 104 in 2000
Normal low temperature 58 Record low for this date 48 in 1946
We will lose 16 minutes of daylight this week
Sunrise on September 12 is 6:47 a.m. with sunset at 7:24 p.m.
Sunrise on September 18 is 6:53 a.m. with sunset at 7:14 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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