The South and East would argue that it is the lion’s start to March. For us, at least til Friday, it may feel like the lamb. Here are yesterday’s records:
City (period of record) new high previous record/year Flagstaff (1899 - 2009) 67 66 in 1921 Fort Valley (1909 - 2009) 64 64 (tied) in 1986 Greer (1917 - 2009) 71 60 in 2008 Petrified Forest (1931 - 2009) 73 72 in 2008 Springerville (1912 - 2009) 70 69 in 2008 Williams (1898 - 2009) 70 68 in 1910
Temperatures are going to be near record again today. Then, we are in for a change. Clouds and cooler temps are on the menu for the rest of the week. Seems like everyone and every model is seeing something in the Friday-Sunday time frame. The Nogaps model is showing a sizeable storm, but this model has missed this far out this season. The GFS model is showing something smaller on Friday. Other forecasts are mixed in between. A couple more storms are on the way beyond next weekend.
The Shark Oil Barometer has been mostly clear, until yesterday afternoon. Now, it is clouding up again.