Sunny with Some Windiness Featured

Curtis James April 06, 2021 432

Lovely weather this week.


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  • Some winds on Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Sunday mostly sunny and unseasonably warm and mild
  • Great kite-flying weather!
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It will be beautiful this week!


Forecast Summary:

Monday – Tuesday: Variable high clouds and windy, especially Monday afternoon. Wind southwesterly 20-30 mph, gusting to near 40 mph today, weaker winds on Tuesday, though breezy in the afternoon. Slightly cooler on Tuesday. Morning lows dropping into the mid 40s on Tuesday morning. Highs in the upper 70s Monday cooling into the lower 70s on Tuesday. 

Wednesday - Sunday: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm and mild, with southwesterly breezes 10-20 mph each afternoon. Morning lows in the upper 30s Wednesday morning, warming to the upper 40s later in the week. Afternoon highs warming back into the upper 70s.


Forecast Table:


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An upper-level low moving through the great Basin today to tomorrow has tightened the pressure contrast across northern Arizona, leading to windy conditions this afternoon, with southwesterly wind 20-30 mph, gusting to near 40 mph. By tomorrow into Wednesday morning, we will see about 5-10 degrees of cooling behind the trough, but winds will die down somewhat. The windy conditions today over the dry vegetation in portions of Arizona is a bad recipe for wildfires!

For the remainder of the week, a broad low-amplitude ridge will prevail over the Southwestern U.S., bringing mostly sunny skies except periods of high clouds as the ridge flattens late in the week and over the weekend. We will see some afternoon southwesterly breezes 10-20 mph each day, otherwise the weather will be nice. It will be great kite-flying weather each afternoon from Tuesday onward, but no precipitation expected this week. 


C. James


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

Applied Aviation Sciences

Prescott Campus


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