We had a great visit with the Grand Junction NWS! Mark, sitting down, is explaining an amazing radar program. Standing behind Mark, is our Mark, then Arleen, and Tom. They were great hosts, and we learned a lot! – Pic taken 4/6/2023
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Saturday – 8 Apr 2023 – 11:20am
At Stevens Field the high temperature in the last 24 hours was 48 and the low this morning was 29. Our low in the southern end of O’Neal Park was 23. There is still no wind data for the airfield. Our peak wind was 17mph multiple times yesterday afternoon.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|56||75 / 1989||22||6 / 1929|
Precipitation summary… No measurable precip has fallen recently.
There is nothing significant on radar this morning in our region.
*** Warming temps will result in melting snow, increased run-off, higher streams, and water pooling in low areas. ***
Today… A weak trough with limited moisture will move through this afternoon. There is a slight chance for a spotty shower or thunderstorm, but I expect most of us to stay dry.
Temps… Highs will be in the low to high 50s, and lows tonight will be in the mid-20s to low 30s.
Winds… Gusts this afternoon will be in the 15-20mph range.
Sunday through Tuesday… A strong ridge will build over the region. We’ll have lots of sun and warmer temps. Highs will be 5-10 degrees above average.
*** Break out the shorts and t-shirts – It’s going to be really nice! ***
Temps… Sunday highs will be in the high 50s to mid-60s, and lows will be in the mid-20s mid-30s. Monday and Tuesday highs will be in the low to high 60s and lows will be in the upper 20s to upper 30s. The warm spots on Tuesday will hit 70 degrees!
Winds… Gusts each afternoon will be in the 10-15mph range.
Wednesday and Thursday… A system will try to develop off the southern CA coast and slowly move east. At this point it doesn’t look impressive for us. I just expect a few more clouds and a few scattered showers.
** In the weather forecasting world, we refer to spring and fall as “transition season”, and the forecast models really struggle with transition season. The system later in the week and possibly into the weekend is a good example. Right now, I expect the pattern to get more active, but the details are very fuzzy. I don’t see any big storms on the horizon. **
Temps… High will be in the low to high 60s and lows will be in the low to high 30s. On Wednesday, the warm spots will hit 70 degrees.
Winds… Afternoon gust will be in the 20-25mph range.
Unless something unexpected pops up, my next post will be on Monday.