10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Redding, California
These are the ten all-time hottest weather temperature days recorded in Redding, California. The temperature data for Redding dates back to 1893. Redding is located in central Northern California, about 150 miles north of Sacramento, and 220 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Redding is one of the sunniest cities in the United States, and it can get pretty hot here too. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Redding is 118 degrees, which was recorded on July 20, 1988. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of California is 134 degrees, which occurred on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley.
One hundred degree weather days are very common in Redding. The earliest date that a 100 degree weather day occurred in the city in any year dating back to 1893 is May 4. That latest date that a 100 degree temperature day occurred in any year in the park is October 14th.
Every date in the months of July, August and September have had at least one 100 degree weather day dating back to 1986. Every date from June 2 through October 7 in Redding has had at least one 100 degree weather day in a year dating back to 1893.
10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Redding
1. July 20, 1988 - 118 degrees
2. June 25, 2006 - 117 degrees
T-3. July 29, 2003 - 116 degrees
T-3. September 3, 1988 - 116 degrees
T-3. July 19, 1988 - 116 degrees
T-6. July 10, 2002 - 115 degrees
T-6. July 12, 1999 - 115 degrees
T-6. July 3, 1991 - 115 degrees
T-6. August 6, 1990 - 115 degrees
T-6. September 4, 1988 - 115 degrees
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As the data above shows, the hottest month of the year in Redding is July, which has a daily average temperature of 82.4 degrees, followed by August at 79.9 degrees. The next hottest month is June, which has a daily average temperature of 75.7 degrees, followed by September at 74.3 degrees.
Redding, California can certainly get hot, hotter than even the Mohave Desert in southern California. 2017 was the hottest summer in Redding, California history. The summer of 2017 in, residents had seen something in Redding, California they had never seen before. The high temperature reached 100 degrees F or more for 72 times, a record that has that broken and has long stood since 1967.
The cause of this heat wave and hot summer was due to a high pressure ridge over the west coast, typically centered over the four corners of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Arizona. The ridge pushed all cooler air and moisture much to the north towards Seattle and into California. The intense heat of the summer of 2017 even impacted San Francisco of a high of 106 F on September 1, 2017.