Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Continued Dry

Cloudless skies over the Catalinas at 8:20 am MST this morning. Yesterday's high at the airport of 97 F was the record high for the date.

Plumes from 00 UTC runs of the GEFS - above temperature and below wind. Temperatures remain fairly hot, but with several cooler days toward the weekend. Plumes for wind indicate strong speeds for Wednesday and especially Thursday. Current NWS TUS forecast calls for gusts as high 43mph on Thursday afternoon.

Current morning graphic from the Forecast Office (above) indicates chances for another record high today at the airport, as well as slight chances for high-based thunderstorms over Cochise County this afternoon.

The morning runs of WRF model at Atmo forecast isolated light showers over Cochise County but keep the lightning activity along the Continental Divide in northern Mexico. Long-range forecast for total precipitation (below, through 06 UTC on April 27th) keeps almost all of Arizona precipitation-free.

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