Only One Storm This Week! Featured

But, it might be a doozy!

Big Idea

  • Pretty nice weather Monday & Tuesday
  • Storm rolls in Tuesday night
  • Snowier, longer, colder than last week on Wednesday
  • Warming up Thursday- Sunday
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Midweek storm, otherwise a few clouds and sunshine! 

Forecast Summary:

Monday – Tuesday: Increasing clouds and south-southwesterly breezes. Highs in the mid 40s. Tuesday’s low in the upper 20s. A slight chance of light snow showers on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday: Very windy, cloudy and colder with accumulating snow, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures may be above freezing during the day, keeping snow that accumulates wet/slushy. By mid afternoon through evening, travel could become difficult. Snow accumulation by early Thursday morning of 4”-6” possible, with higher amounts in the mountains around town. Winds during the day 25-35 mph gusting to 50 mph at times.  

Thursday - Sunday: Mostly clear and wind becoming light. Some high clouds late in the period. Morning lows warming from the teens on Thursday into the mid 20s by Sunday. Afternoon highs warming from the upper 30s on Thursday to the lower 50s by Sunday. 

Forecast Table:


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Forecast Discussion:

This past week, we had an incredible wind event early on Wed. morning, with maximum wind gusts up to 64 mph at the airport around 5 am. It was really windy throughout the early morning hours that day, however, and some places evidently had stronger wind gusts. It was likely caused by downward mixing of momentum from higher altitudes by shallow convection as well as some downslope wind influences to the lee of the Bradshaws. We had several snow events, as well.

Wednesday’s storm could bring slightly heavier snow amounts than last week, but the wind may not get quite as strong. Stay tuned to local forecasts!

C. James




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Last modified on Monday, 27 February 2023 10:55
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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.