Our scare crow is happy to see the sun! – Pic taken 2/4/2023
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Saturday – 4 Feb 2023 – 2:45pm
At Stevens Field the high temp this afternoon was 43. The low this morning was 10. The peak wind at the airfield was 9mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|40||57 / 1951||3||-29 / 1915|
Precipitation summary… There has been no measurable precip in the last 24 hours.
There is nothing on radar in our area this afternoon.
Today and tomorrow… Ridging is control today and will give us lots of sun and dry weather. The ridge will move east of us tomorrow and we’ll see more mid and upper level clouds. Winds will also kick up a notch tomorrow afternoon.
Highs will range from the low to high 40s and lows will range from the mid-single digits to near 20.
Winds this afternoon will peak around 10mph out of the southwest. Winds Sunday afternoon will peak around 15mph out of the southwest.
Sunday night through Monday… The next low pressure system will move through. It will track west to east – a decent track for us. However, it will be weakening and won’t have much moisture. My expectations for snow are low.
Highs on Monday will be in the low to high 30s and lows will be mid-single digits to high teens.
Winds Sunday night to Monday afternoon will gust into the 15-20mph range out of the southwest.
My snow forecast…
Tuesday through Sunday… I expect the rest of the week to be dry in the valley with a slight chance for spotty snowshowers over the mountains Wednesday night and Thursday. I’d be surprised if an inch falls in the mountains.
Highs will range from the mid-30s to mid-40s, and lows will range from the mid-single digits to high teens.
Winds will peak in the 10-15mph range each afternoon, except for Thursday which will peak in the 15-20mph range.
Long range outlook… The long range models expect the pattern to get more active starting around the 13th.
My next post will be tomorrow.