City Warns Residents to Use Caution During Storm

City of Redding residents are advised to use caution and prepare for high winds and significant rainfall that is forecast tonight through Sunday (February 8). High winds with gusts up to 38 miles per hour are forecast during the next… Continue Reading

The Old Forecaster’s Weather Outlook: May 2 – 8, 2011

High pressure is trying to push northward along the west coast and bring us summertime weather. The jetstream or storm track continues fairly strong for this time of year and is pushing the storms eastward across the Pacific toward the west coast. The high will keep most of the storms north of our area but the stronger-than-normal jetstream will also prevent the high from really pushing northward. This means … Continue Reading


Redding’s 7-Day Weather Outlook: March 28 to April 3, 2011

It looks like March will go out like a lamb and we will finally get some spring-like weather. Monday will be sunny with a few clouds and temperatures in the low- to mid-60s. There will be a few more clouds Tuesday from the trailing end of a storm that is moving into the Pacific Northwest. High pressure will be along the west coast Wednesday through Friday … Continue Reading

City Ready to Help Redding Residents During Storms

City of Redding crews are ready to provide residents with sandbags, clear storm drains and keep citizens safe during wet and windy weather expected throughout this week.

Sand and bags will be available around the clock at Redding Fire Station No. 4 on South Bonnyview … Continue Reading


Chris Fontana’s Weather Outlook: March 21 – 27

Redding Weather Outlook for Monday (March 21, 2011) through Sunday (March 27). Redding Weather Almanac:  March 21: Normal maximum temperature, 66 degrees.  Record high for this date, 84 in 2004. Normal minimum temperature, 42 degrees. Record minimum for this date, 32 in… Continue Reading


Wet and Windy Wednesday Coming

Weather Discussion for Monday, Feb. 28, 2011:

This morning’s satellite picture shows a storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest with the southern end dragging across Northern California. This is not a major precipitation producer and most of the precip will in the coastal and northern mountains, with light amounts in … Continue Reading

More Snow Coming – and Why

There is a lot of talk about the winter storm about to hit our area, so before I get into today’s discussion I want to give a brief description of the weather patterns that bring snow to low elevations in our Northern California area. There are two types of weather patterns that do this:

The most common pattern is when cold air … Continue Reading