Dry and Breezy This Week Featured

It’s almost a carbon copy of last week!

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  • Highs in lower to mid 70’s
  • Lows from 30’s to 40’s
  • Wind advisory for Wednesday
  • Beautiful weekend
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Forecast Summary: This week will be similar to last week.

Monday - Tuesday: Mostly clear and breezy. Lows warming from the 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Wednesday - Thursday: Partly cloudy, windy, and cooler. Morning lows in the low to mid 40s, highs in the upper 60s. Southwest wind 15-25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph or more in the afternoon hours. Hazardous wildfire danger, especially north of the Mogollon Rim.

National Weather Service Wind Advisory


 * WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph, gusts from 40 to 50 mph.

 * WHERE...The higher elevations of Yavapai county, southern and central Coconino county and much of Navajo and Apache counties.
 * WHEN...From 11 AM to 7 PM MST Wednesday.
 * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
For more information from the National Weather Service visit https://weather.gov/flagstaff

Friday - Sunday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and becoming gradually warmer. Morning lows in the low 40s Friday, warming to the upper 40s by Sunday. Afternoon highs in the lower 70s Friday, warming into the upper 70s by Sunday. South to southwesterly breezes 10-20 mph each afternoon.

Forecast Table:


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

Weather discussion: 

Another dry week is expected, with a series of troughs moving through the Great Basin. Precipitation is unlikely with these troughs, except perhaps a slight chance of light rain showers Thursday afternoon. Continued breezy weather this week, with windy and cooler conditions Wednesday to Thursday. The strongest winds will be Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, gusting to 35 mph. The wind, combined with dry conditions, will lead to high or extreme wildfire danger, especially north and east of the Mogollon Rim.

C. James


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

Applied Aviation Sciences

Prescott Campus

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.


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