Storm brewing over the Piedra River valley – pic taken 6/3/2023
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Saturday – 3 Jun 2023 – 5:30pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature this afternoon was 68 and the low this morning was 39. Humidity bottomed out at 26% this afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field this afternoon was 21mph. Here in O’Neal Park we had a peak wind of 19mph.
*** The average last freeze is 31 May, but we’re not out of the woods. Average low temps remain in the mid-30s into the third week of June so temps can still drop below freezing. ***
What is a cold spot? Cold spots are lower areas like valleys, drainages, and stream areas. If your morning low temps are usually at the bottom of our forecast range, you are in a cold spot.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|74||86 / 1946||34||20 / 1951|
Precipitation summary… A couple of spotty showers moved through, but precip amounts were light.
*** The cold spots will continue to flirt with freezing temps each morning. ***
*** Brief periods of localized heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lightning are possible with scattered showers and thunderstorms. ***
Rest of today through Wednesday… A series of weak systems will move through the Four Corners region.
Precipitable water, a measure of moisture, and Cape, a measure of instability, will both increase but remain marginal for showers and thunderstorms. It’s a coin toss on whether a shower will hit you each day.
Temps… Tonight lows will be in the mid-30s to low 40s. Sunday through Wednesday highs will be in the mid-60s to mid-70s, and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be mostly in the 15-20mph range. However, isolated gusts 25-35mph are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday through Sunday… Moisture will gradually decrease, and the atmosphere will slowly become more stable. Afternoon storm activity will decrease, but there will still be a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm each afternoon, mostly over the mountains.
Temps… Highs will be in the high 60s to mid-70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be in the 15-20mph range.
Make sure to check out Arleen’s summer monsoon outlook:
Mark will take over tomorrow.