Old Forecaster: Redding Weather Outlook for Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2011

Redding Weather Discussion: The weak storm that moved through on Sunday and gave us a brief taste of fall is now east of our area. High pressure will once again begin to push northward over the western U.S.

Monday Redding will mostly sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Tuesday through Thursday summer returns and we will be sunny with temperatures running in the mid 90s. Friday the high pressure area will once again begin to move slowly eastward. Friday through the weekend Redding with be mostly sunny with a few mid and high clouds and high temperatures in the upper 80s

Extended Weather Outlook Oct 3rd through Oct 9th: There is not a lot of agreement in the longer range weather models, which is normal during the fall and spring transition periods. I think we can expect the high pressure area to continue to weaken and shift eastward. The period will probably start out mostly sunny with a few clouds but I would expect a weak storm to bring a few light showers to our area after the 5th.

REDDING WEATHER ALMANAC

Monday, September 26:
Normal high temperature: 91. Record high: 111 (2009).
Normal low temperature: 56. Record low: (1923).

Sunday, October 2:
Normal high temperature: 86. Record high: 103 (1991).
Normal low temperature: 55. Record low: 40 (1946).

We will lose 16 minutes of daylight this week:
Sunrise on September 26th is 7:01 a.m. with Sunset at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise on October 2nd is 7:07 a.m. with Sunset at 6:50 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 Budd Hodges says:

    Chris…I consider your forcasts before all other prognostications in the area to be precise and right on. As a constant weather watcher, I find yours to be the best and I check it daily to plan the week. Thank you for being on anewscafe.com.

    You sir, are an example to all meteoroligists.

  2. You've got that right, Budd. Chris is the master forecaster. Really, he's brilliant. I feel so grateful he's willing to share his expertise with anewscafe.com.

  3. Avatar Janet Tyrrel says:

    Keep up the good work Chris! jt