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Short Snowstorm, Then Sunny Skies & Warmer Temperatures Featured

We’ll get some snow Monday night into Tuesday afternoon, but the rest of the week looks lovely.

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  • Rain and Snow Monday - Tuesday
  • Warmer temperatures and sun Wednesday - Sunday
  • Sunday, maybe more rain!
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Nice weather for much of this week.

Forecast Summary:

Monday – Tuesday: Becoming mostly cloudy Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning with likely rain showers, changing to snow showers late in the evening through early Tuesday morning. Liquid water equivalent expected to be between 0.10” and 0.30” around the Prescott quad-city area, with 0” – 2” of snow accumulation by Tuesday morning. Windy this afternoon to evening, with southwest wind 15-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph. Winds will weaken and turn westerly on Tuesday and temperatures will drop on Tuesday, behind the cold front. High temperatures in the lower 50s today cooling to the lower 40s Tuesday. Lows dropping into the mid 20s Tuesday morning.

Wednesday – Saturday: Mostly clear, with some breezes in the afternoon hours (especially Saturday), and becoming progressively warmer. Daytime high temperatures gradually warming up to the upper 60s and morning lows rising to near 40 degrees by the weekend.

Sunday: Increasing clouds and breezes, becoming much cooler, with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the 50s, lows in the upper 30s.

Forecast Table:

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

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

Discussion:

The Prescott area received about 1/3 of an inch of liquid equivalent last week, and still more precipitation to come tonight – tomorrow as another fast moving upper air trough with associated surface cold front sweep through from west to east. Expect the snow levels to start out about 6,000’ this evening and drop to about 2,500’ overnight. We should start with rain showers this evening, changing to snow by late evening. Depending on one’s location relative to terrain as well as elevation above sea level, areas around town will see between 0”-2” of snow accumulation. Windy today and this evening in advance of the front, relaxing and turning to a westerly direction by tomorrow morning.

Beginning on Wednesday, we should see a pronounced warming trend as high pressure rebuilds. Another trough is expected on Sunday, however, for another round of cooler, breezy weather and possibly some light rain showers.

C. James

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Curtis N. James, Ph.D.
Professor of Meteorology

Applied Aviation Sciences
Prescott Campus
3700 Willow Creek Road s
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720
928.777.6655
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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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