Friday, April 30, 2021

More Wind

View of Catalinas and cloudless skies at 6:39 am MST this morning. At bottom is view at Castle Valley, Utah, which is near the state border west-southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Yesterday was mild with a low of 50 and a high of 84 F, but winds gusted to 32 mph during the afternoon. Today has started out almost 10 degrees warmer, as hotter temperatures return for the weekend.

Forecast above is for 10-m wind speeds from the 06 UTC run of the GEFS. Note strong wind peak on Sunday and much lighter winds for today. However, the 06 UTC run of the WRF-GFS at Atmo below (valid at 9:00 am this morning) indicates strong east winds - winds have already picked up here at house.

Forecast winds for 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon (above, from same WRF run) indicate stronger wind speeds from the southwest. The current forecast from the NWS (below) meshes well with the WRF forecasts.

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