Author Topic: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????  (Read 312 times)

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US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« on: July 10, 2020, 11:07:27 pm »
Dear WeatherCat observers of extreme weather,

The National Weather Service has been raising alarm bells over the dome of high pressure that is going all the way from Texas to the Pacific.  It is basically off the charts when it comes to climatology, being many standard deviations outside of the norm.  In Northern California, we are at the extreme edge but are still suffering from the heat.  Biquette's engine was rebuilt by an outfit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Attached is their 5-day forecast.

We have a number of WeatherCatters in the desert Southwest.  Hey you all, . . . . how are you coping with the heat?  [sweat2]

Curious WeatherCatters would like to know . . . .

Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 11:33:07 pm »
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Thankfully, here in the mountains, at 8300 feet (2530 meters) we are running about 20°F (~11°C) cooler than the Salt Lake Valley for our daytime highs.
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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 12:29:28 am »
Staying indoors with the AC set to a comfortable 78 degrees is what I am recommending.

The high today here in Glendale, AZ was 111 degrees and tomorrow it is suppose to be 116 degrees.

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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 05:26:07 pm »
Nice sticker. I like WeatherCloud; they are a great addition to the backyard weather station community.
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Playing tricks on the temperature models. (Re: Warm enough for ya' ????)
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2020, 10:21:58 pm »
Dear BikerGeek, Blick and WeatherCat weather observers,

I got a reply from the outfit that rebuilt my trusty wagon's engine in Scottsdale, AZ.  They are all fine.  No heat-related or COVID-19 issues for them at least.  Definitely, nothing to compare to the desert Southwest heat, but I thought the WeatherCat community might find it a bit interesting.  Attached is the current high at Canebas Weather station compared to the forecast high for today.  My station is CWOP DW3835.  Since at least last year, the National Weather Service is no longer able to make accurate high temperature forecast for our location.  The forecasts used to be close, but now they frequently forecast much lower temperatures than the actual during this sort of high pressure event.  My guess is that the models are no longer able to realistically forecast the effect of the sea breeze (or lack there of.)   So I'm back on previous experience and watching the WeatherCat graphs carefully to see what the high temperature will be.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2020, 11:19:59 pm »
Hi WeatherCatters

12 days in a row with 90 plus degrees with a heat index in 103 to 109 degrees which in very unusual for Ohio [sweat2]

cheers [cheers1]

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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 02:53:00 pm »
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they frequently forecast much lower temperatures than the actual during this sort of high pressure event.  My guess is that the models are no longer able to realistically forecast the effect of the sea breeze (or lack there of.)
How do those higher temps correlate to having that wagon outside? jis' sayin'... [lol]

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Re: US desert Southwest: Warm enough for ya' ????
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 05:38:40 pm »
Hi WeatherCatters

12 days in a row with 90 plus degrees with a heat index in 103 to 109 degrees which in very unusual for Ohio [sweat2]

cheers [cheers1]

And hotter this coming week... What Randall didn't mention, but shows up as
feels like" or apparent temperature charts, is that the humidity has also been in the 70-80% range. We had our first rain in weeks yesterday (.72" total) but prior to that, you know it is uncomfortable when the dew point is in the 80s. Your shirt gets soaked in sweat walking from the house to the mailbox.

Which is why I love fall and winter. :)
Steve - Avon, Ohio, USA


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