Another beautiful sunset in paradise! – pic taken 7/14/2023
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Saturday – 15 Jul 2023 – 6:45pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature this afternoon was 89 and the low this morning was 50. Humidity bottomed out at 9% this afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 30mph. Here in O’Neal Park we had a peak wind of 32mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|84||92 / 1948||46||33 / 1962|
Precipitation summary… No measurable precip has fallen recently.
Radar shows nothing in our area this afternoon.
*** FIRE DANGER IS VERY HIGH and will gradually get worse as temps warm and fuels continue to dry out. ***
*** Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the lower elevations of San Juan National Forest. The minimum fine for violating campfire restrictions is $530. ***
*** Record high temps possible through Tuesday. ***
Rest of Today through Tuesday… The subtropical high has repositioned over central CA pushing dry northwest flow into our area. It’s a stagnant pattern that will result in near record temps. There will be no precip in our area Sunday and Monday. By Tuesday afternoon a slow increase of moisture will begin so an isolated shower or thunderstorm could develop over the mountains.
Winds… Each afternoon winds will peak in the 20-25mph range.
Temps… ** Highs will be in the high 80s to high 90s. The warm spots, like our friends in Arboles, will break 100. ** Morning lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
Record high temps…
Friday 94 occurred in 1934 – High temp at Stevens Field yesterday was 90
Saturday 92 occurred in 1948 – High temp at Stevens Field today was 89
Sunday 92 occurred in 1956
Monday 91 occurred in 1910
Tuesday 92 occurred in 1909
Wednesday through Friday… Monsoon moisture will slowly filter into our area. Things will start slowly with just a few scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon, mostly over the mountains. Unfortunately, we’re more likely to see erratic gusty winds and lightning, than we are rain these first few days. Please keep an eye out for new fires!
Winds… Afternoon winds will peak mostly in the 20-25mph range, but isolated stronger gusts are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Temps… Highs will be in mid-80s to low 90s and lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
Saturday and Sunday… The ridge will park itself just to our west along the AZ/NM border resulting in a weak monsoon pattern. Moisture will get more established over the area and lead to an increase in afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Winds… Afternoon winds will peak in the 15-20mph range, but isolated stronger gusts are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Temps… Highs will be in the low to high 80s and lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
Mark will take over tomorrow.