Wet and Wetter Next Week – Several Inches of Rain in the North Valley

   When I came to the Redding weather office in the mid1970’s the meteorologist who trained me and who had worked in Northern California for 25 years used to say,…”Extremes follow extremes.” A strong high pressure area has dominated our… Continue Reading

THURSDAY UPDATE – From Coats to Cut-offs: Cold Today and Tonight; 70 Degrees by the Weekend

The cold winter storm that has brought rain and snow to our area is now moving eastward.   The Redding area could see a few light showers until the early afternoon, but skies will be clearing after dark.  Snow levels Wednesday night… Continue Reading

UPDATE – More Rain, Snow Wednesday and Early Thursday; Snow Levels 500 to 1000 Feet

WEDNESDAY — The first storm went through the area last night with gusty winds and rain.  Snow levels dropped to near 1500 feet in some areas Tuesday night.  There are two weaker storm systems that will move through our area today… Continue Reading


Winter Storm Moving into Northern California, Low Snow Levels through Thursday

A cold winter storm is moving onto the Northern California coast and It looks like we will finally get some much needed snow in the mountains. Clouds increased  with precipitation spreading across the north state Tuesday afternoon and evening. Gusty south… Continue Reading


A Historical Explanation of Redding’s Multiple Climates

Redding has a long history of temperature and precipitation records dating back to 1875. However, the observation site has been moved several times. Because the precipitation and minimum temperature can vary dramatically over the area, it is hard to compare… Continue Reading


THURSDAY UPDATE – Old Forecaster: Wet Weather Through the Weekend

Updated Thursday a.m., January 19 — The cold air is still trapped in the valley from Redding northward and snow levels this morning north of Redding continue near the 1,000 foot elevation. Redding is currently in the upper 30s with calm… Continue Reading


The Old Forecaster’s Update: Snow ‘Possible’ in the Redding Area Wednesday

Tuesday’s forecast: A very cold and dry airmass is over Northern California. Out in the Pacific a series of wet storms are lining up to march across the North State. Today will start off mostly sunny and cold with increasing… Continue Reading


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… Continue Reading

Old Forecaster: Midweek 10-day Redding Weather Outlook, Sept. 22 – Oct. 1, 2011

This outlook is issued every Wednesday to update the Sunday weekly forecast and provide a weather outlook for the next 10 days. A large high pressure area over the western U.S is bringing sunny skies and hot weather to the… Continue Reading