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Thursday – 4 May 2023 – 11:30am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 70 and the low this morning was 39. Here in the southern end of O’Neal Park our high yesterday afternoon 67 and our low this morning was 36.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 37mph. That was outflow from a band of showers around dinnertime. Our peak wind yesterday afternoon in O’Neal Park was 23mph.
*** The average last freeze is 31 May. Temps can still drop below freezing into the third week of June with average lows remaining in the mid-30s. ***
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|84 / 1947
|14 / 1913
Precipitation summary… A couple of weak showers moved through overnight. Most reports ranged from a trace to 0.03” – just enough to wet the ground.
*** Streams continue to run high due to run-off. ***
*** Winds will be gusty Friday and Saturday and then decrease just a little bit on Sunday. ***
Rest of today… Upper level southwest flow has taken over as a slow moving low pressure system meanders around the CA and NV area. Patches of clouds will move through, but we should stay dry. Winds will start increasing this afternoon.
Temps… It will be a little cooler with highs in the high 50s to high 60s and lows in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Winds… Gusts this afternoon will be in the 20-25mph range.
Friday and Saturday… We’ll remain on the eastern edge of a low that will move northeast through the Great Basin. Expect occasional patches of clouds, especially in the afternoons. A stray shower is possible over the mountains. Gusty winds will be the main problem.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-50s to mid-60s, and lows will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Winds… Gusts in the afternoon will be in the 25-30mph range.
Sunday… The remnants of a weak trough will bring a few more clouds and a slight chance for spotty afternoon showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two, mostly over the mountains.
Temps… Highs will be in the high 50s to high 60s, and lows will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Winds… Gusts in the afternoon will be in the 20-25mph range.
Monday and Tuesday… Upper level flow will go more zonal – west to east – but will remain fairly strong. This will lead to gusty afternoon winds and occasional patches of clouds, but I expect us to stay dry.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-60s to mid-70s and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be in the 20-25mph range.
My next forecast post will be on Saturday.