Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hot, Dry, and Dusty

With a likely high at or perhaps just above 90ºF at the Salt Lake City airport this afternoon, I guess we can say that summer starts today.  Tomorrow looks to be a hot one as well, with stronger southerly flow and the possibility that we may see some dust blowing in from the Sevier desert and lake bed.

The pattern through Saturday is characterized by troughing over the west coast with Utah in warm, dry southwesterly flow, as illustrated by the ECMWF forecasts for Thursday afternoon (00UTC Friday), and Saturday afternoon (00UTC Sunday) below.

Thus, even though tomorrow (Wednesday) looks to be the warmest day of the week, above average temperatures and dry conditions are likely to persist through Saturday.  If you've been putting off sprinkler maintenance, this will be the week to get caught up.  

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