2 or 3 raindrops fell from these ominous clouds yesterday afternoon – Pic taken 5/5/2023
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Saturday – 6 May 2023 – 5:15pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 60 and today it was 62. The low this morning was 30. Here in the southern end of O’Neal Park our high yesterday afternoon was 57 and our low this morning was 29.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 32mph and today it was 30mph. Our peak wind yesterday afternoon in O’Neal Park was also 32mph and today we hit 28mph.
*** 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
|87 / 1916
|12 / 1950
Precipitation summary… There was no measurable precip in the last 24 hours.
Radar this afternoon – There is nothing significant in our region.
*** Streams have come down slightly due to cooler temps but could rise again over the next few days as temps warm back up. ***
*** Afternoon winds will continue to be gusty. Wednesday will be the windiest day of the week with peak gusts around 35mph and a potential for blowing dust. ***
Rest of today and tomorrow… We’ll remain on the eastern edge of a broad trough along the West Coast. Expect occasional patches of clouds, and a stray shower is possible over the mountains. Gusty afternoon winds will continue to be an annoyance.
Temps… Highs will be in the high 50s to mid-60s, and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s.
Winds… Gusts each afternoon will be in the 25-30mph range.
Monday and Tuesday… Upper level flow will remain fairly strong out of the southwest and dry out. This will lead to gusty afternoon winds and occasional patches of clouds, but I expect us to stay dry. Temps will be slightly above average.
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.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday… A low pressure system will move through on Wednesday and then the upper level trough will linger in the area. There will be just enough moisture and instability to kick up spotty afternoon showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two, especially on Wednesday. Batten down the hatches on Wednesday – it will be windy and blowing dust could be a problem.
Temps… Wednesday highs will be in the low to high 60s and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s. Thursday highs will be in the high 50s to high 60s, and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s. Friday highs will be in low 60s to low 70s, and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s.
Winds… Wednesday will be the windiest day of the week with afternoon gusts in the 30-35mph range. Thursday and Friday afternoons gusts will be in the 15-25mph range.
The weather pattern could get more active around 13 or 14 May.
My next forecast post will be on Monday.