Fair Weather to Continue

09 January 2014   Dr. Curtis James

The figure above indicates the forecasted high in orange (with error bar denoting the range  of ensemble forecast members), average high for this time of year in orange (dashed line), forecasted low in blue (with error bar), average low this time of year in blue (dashed line), and forecasted wind speed in purple. Note that the wind speed forecast is sustained wind (not gusts), and it is based on only one model (not an ensemble). 

Weather Discussion:

A strong ridge of high pressure will persist along the West Coast for at least another week, keeping Arizona in a dry and slightly warmer-than-normal weather pattern. However, several disturbances moving around the ridge will bring periods of mainly high clouds and breezes on Thursday and again this weekend. 

Precipitation is unlikely for at least another week. 

C. James


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