Old Forecaster: Redding Weather Outlook for Sept. 19 – 25, 2011

Redding Weather Discussion: A large high pressure area will be over the western U.S. this week. This will bring sunny skies to Redding with temperatures 9 to 12 degrees above normal.

Monday Redding will see temperatures in the upper 90s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the warmest days with the high temperatures 100 to 102. Thursday through the weekend we will have high temperatures in the upper 90s.

Extended Weather Outlook Sept. 26th through Oct. 2nd: The high pressure area will begin to weaken and move eastward. We will start the period out sunny with high temperatures in the mid 90s but will cool to the mid to upper 80s by the first of October. Skies will be mostly sunny with a few clouds the 1st and 2nd.

REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC

Monday, September 19:
Normal high temperature 89 Record high for this date 109 in 1952.
Normal low temperature 58 Record low for this date 43 in 2007.

Sunday, September 25:
Normal high temperature 90 Record high for this date 105 in 1964.
Normal low temperature 55 Record low for this date 43 in 2007.

We will lose 16 minutes of daylight this week:
Sunrise on September 19 is 6:54 a.m. with Sunset 7:12 p.m.
Sunrise on September 25 is 7:00 a.m. with Sunset 7:02 p.m.

The Autumnal Equinox is Friday the 23rd at 2:04 a.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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4 Responses

  1. Avatar rmv says:

    Thank You Chris. 🙂

    (not for the new pic!) 🙁

  2. Hello Chris,

    I believe you spoke at a M. Gardener Meeting I attended a few years ago. Thank you for continuing to share your meteorologist knowledge with us.

    Plant shade trees, everyone. The most economical air conditioners going.

    Louyza

  3. Avatar Marlene says:

    It's that time of the year for the weather to start changing….however you make it much more interesting to read about it…..I do enjoy your column on the weather…..I still think you need to be on TV….Hope all is well. Marlene

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