Friday, April 01, 2022

March Summary And April Outlook

Clear skies over Catalinas, viewed from campus at 6:30 am MST this April Fools Day. Colorful sunrise and some high clouds looking east from San Simon at 5:50 am (bottom).

Summary for March: Total precipitation was 0.33"; falling on two days - the 20th and 24th. This was the tenth driest March since 1999 here at the house - little precipitation, but not unusual for here. There were 4 days with morning lows of 32 F or colder, with coldest being 27 F on the 10th.

The monthly outlooks from NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC) for April are shown here. Little change expected from CPC for Arizona: above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation, as our long-term drought continues.

Forecast for precipitation through 5:00 pm on 15 April (above from 00 UTC GFS) shows almost nothing for the entire state. Plumes for temperatures for coming week below (from 06 UTC GEFS) indicate mild temperatures through the period.

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