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We MIGHT Get Snow This Week!!! Featured

There’s a possibility for snow this weekend!

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  • To start the week out, we’ll have some nice afternoon weather. 
  • Wednesday afternoon will usher in the storm
  • Thursday, cloudy, breezy, colder, rain maybe snow. Highs only in the upper 40’s
  • Friday - Sunday, respite from that brief winter storm
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It’s unusual to get snow in the first week of November, but what about this year’s weather has been normal?

 

Forecast Summary:

Monday – Tuesday: Increasing high clouds and breezes. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy and windy, with a chance of light rain showers in the afternoon to evening. Low in the lower 40s. High near 60. South to southwest wind 15-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder, with a good chance of rain showers, changing to snow showers in the late morning to afternoon, tapering off in the evening. Perhaps 0.5” - 2” of wet snow accumulation. Low in the mid 30s, high in the upper 40s. West wind 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Friday – Sunday: Mostly sunny, and gradually warmer. Lows warming from the mid 20s on Friday morning to the lower 30s by Sunday. Highs warming from the lower 50s Friday to lower 60s on Sunday.  

 

Forecast Table:

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/wxtables/

Navigate on the map to your location and click for a detailed local forecast.

 

Forecast Discussion:

A deep upper-level trough will dig southward along the West Coast the next couple of days and then move across Arizona on Wednesday evening to Thursday. The impacts will be windy and showery weather on Wednesday afternoon, much cooler and breezy weather on Thursday with a chance of rain showers changing to snow showers. Perhaps 0.5” - 2” of wet snow may accumulate on Thursday between late morning to evening, with possibly slushy roads for the afternoon commute. Some icy spots may be present on the roads Friday morning. 

It is rare for Prescott’s first snow to occur during the first week of November, but it could indeed be the case this week.

 

C. James

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Official National Weather Service Forecast:

https://www.weather.gov/wrh/WxTable

This clickable map will give you an official detailed local weather forecast for any location in the Western U.S.

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Met Mail is an unofficial weather discussion and forecast transmitted once or twice a week via e-mail by the Embry-Riddle Department of Meteorology (http://meteo.pr.erau.edu/). Embry-Riddle offers an undergraduate bachelor-of-science degree program in Applied Meteorology. Please spread the word to all potential qualified candidates!

Further Information:

ERAU Applied Meteorology degree program

Official National Weather Service forecast

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Dr. Curtis N. James, Ph.D.

Curtis N. James, Ph. D. Is a Professor of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences.

He has taught courses in beginning meteorology, aviation weather, thunderstorms, satellite and radar imagery interpretation, atmospheric physics, mountain meteorology, tropical meteorology and weather forecasting techniques for over 16 years. He participates in ERAU’s Study Abroad program, offering alternating summer programs each year in Switzerland and Brazil.

He earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington (2004) and participated in the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP; 1999), an international field research project in the European Alps. His research specialties include radar, mesoscale, and mountain meteorology. He earned his B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona (1995), during which time he gained two years of operational experience as a student intern with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tucson, Arizona (1993-1995).

Dr. James is a native of Arizona where he currently resides with his wife and five children. He is active in his community, having served on the Prescott SciTechFest Advisory Committee and as a Board Member for the Children's Museum Alliance, Inc. On his spare time, he enjoys weather watching, backpacking, camping, fishing, caving, mountain biking, acting, and music. He is an Eagle Scout and serves as the scoutmaster for a local scout troop.

https://erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/bachelor-of-science-degree-in-applied-meteorology?campus=prescott

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