Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Last Week Of 2017 - Drought Continues

Some webcam images this morning (thanks to Jack Hales webcam wall) - Old Faithful above with lone, hardy soul, and the San Francisco Peaks from Flagstaff below. The snow drought in northern Arizona obviously continues.

Here in southern Arizona the lack of meaningful rain/snow continues as the year winds down. Mornings have been cold, but afternoons have been in mid-70s and very nice. The morning lows here at house for last 5 days have been: 19, 25, 28, 30, and 28 F.

The GEFS 500 mb average and spaghetti plots above are valid at 5:00 pm MST on New Year's eve. The West Coast ridge continues, while the East Coast, cold trough remains, keeping the nasty weather and frigid temperatures in play for much of the East. Not much spaghetti, even at 144-hours, with most of that over the eastern Pacific and western third of continental U.S.

Below is view of Catalinas at 3:00 pm on Christmas - note the temperature in upper right.

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