Snow last week on Stony Pass – Pic taken 9/21/2023
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Monday – 25 Sep 2023 – 11:10am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday was 69 and the low this morning was 38. Humidity bottomed out yesterday afternoon at 32%.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday was 16mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|70||80 / 1989||33||21 / 1945|
Precipitation summary… There was no measurable precip reported in the last 24 hours.
Quartz Ridge Fire link
Bear Creek Fire link
We “weather guessers” call spring and fall “transition seasons”. In the northern hemisphere, nights are longer than days, temperature contrasts get wider between the southern and northern latitudes, and the polar front jetstream gets more active. Weather models struggle during the transition seasons.
I’m definitely seeing this struggle with a low pressure system that could impact us this upcoming weekend. Some models expect a little precip for us while some don’t. The one thing they agree on is that it will get windy. Details are in my forecast below.
There is nothing on radar in our area this morning.
*** Lots of blue sky and pleasant fall temps this week. ***
*** Cold spots in valley will flirt with freezing temps each morning this week. ***
Today through Friday… High pressure is in control. We’ll see lots of blue sky, no precip, and pleasant temps. Thursday and Friday the ridge will be to our east so we’ll see a few more clouds and slightly stronger afternoon winds.
Winds… Winds each morning will be light and variable. Beginning around 11am each day winds will increase into the 10-20mph range out of the southwest. Thursday and Friday afternoon winds will increase into the 15-25mph range.
Temps… Highs will be in the low to high 70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s. The cold spots will flirt with lows near freezing each morning.
Saturday and Sunday… A deep low pressure system will dip down into the Great Basin and then jump back to the north. I expect most of the moisture and storm energy to stay to our west and northwest. We’ll see more clouds, scattered showers in the mountains, and gusty winds.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be in the 25-30mph range. Gusts in the mountains will be in the 40-45mph range.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-60s to low 70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to low 40s. The cold spots will flirt with freezing temps.
My next post will be on Wednesday.