Take a break from the storms this week!
- Precipitation is unlikely this week
- Variable high cloudiness
- Late morning to afternoon breezes - up to 15-25 mph possible each day
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No storms this week!
Becoming gradually warmer this week. High temperatures climbing from the mid 50s today to the mid 60s by Sunday. Morning lows in the lower 30s warming to near 40 by Sunday morning. Variable high cloudiness and late morning to afternoon breezes from the south to west up to 15 – 25 mph possible each day, especially Wednesday afternoon - evening. Precipitation unlikely this week.
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Even though we had a very stormy month of February, with near record wind gusts and some impressive snow last Wednesday, the actual precipitation totals were below normal. The Prescott measuring station off of Sundog Ranch Road recorded 1.39” of liquid equivalent (which is less than the mean of 1.48”). The Prescott Airport 0.70” liquid equivalent (which is less than the monthly mean of 0.98”). However, Flagstaff at 7,000’ elevation received 3.12” of liquid equivalent, which is well above the mean of 1.79” for February. Some of the higher elevation locations on the south side of Prescott were also hit pretty hard. Evidently, the lifting influence of terrain was a key factor in the precipitation totals last month.
This week, we will finally have a break from stormy weather. There will be general troughing across the Great Basin the next few days, but most of the energy will remain to our north, except for a trough brushing northern Arizona on Wednesday afternoon to evening. Nevertheless, the weather will remain dry this week and will gradually warm up through the coming weekend. Also expect occasional breezy weather (especially in the late morning to afternoon hours) and periods high clouds moving across in our area.
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