Warm, wet storm Thursday to Saturday

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Dec 142016
 

ShareThe temperatures for the approaching storm will keep the snow levels high, at least for much of the storm. However, the storm still could bring plenty of rain to Flagstaff, and snow to the Peaks. The best news is that it looks like there will be a storm track for the next couple weeks that […]

 Posted by at 11:04 am

Did anyone order a White Christmas?

 Models, Northern Arizona Weather, Winter Storms  Comments Off on Did anyone order a White Christmas?
Dec 102016
 

ShareI’m hoping I can bring some winter with me next weekend. And, it looks very much like I can. The jet stream shift continues in the computer models. The timing of the storm is Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Here is the 24 precipitation total ending I used the precipitation total instead of snowfall because […]

 Posted by at 1:29 am

Is this the picture for this winter?

 Models, Northern Arizona Weather, Winter Storms  Comments Off on Is this the picture for this winter?
Dec 082016
 

ShareThe jet stream is pushing storms mostly to the north of Arizona. Many strong storms have recently missed Arizona, but left snow and rain from Northern California to Colorado. Currently, the jet stream seems to be stable in it’s northerly trek. Notice the reds and purples in the image below. Will this be the trend […]

 Posted by at 4:13 am

This winter will be difficult to forecast

 Models, Northern Arizona Weather, Outlooks  Comments Off on This winter will be difficult to forecast
Dec 022016
 

ShareOver the last week, I’ve watched the computer models bounce around. For the most part, the precipitation part of the models has calmed down to indicate two weeks of mostly dry weather for Arizona…or so I thought. The temperature models have been worse the last few days. Devastating cold and wonderful warmth are the walls […]

 Posted by at 11:30 pm

Everything changes on the Monday after Thanksgiving

 Models, Northern Arizona Weather, Outlooks  Comments Off on Everything changes on the Monday after Thanksgiving
Nov 292016
 

ShareComputer models need tweaking to adjust to what’s really going on in the world. It looks like quite a bit changed between Sunday and Monday. The real timeline is probably between last Wednesday and Monday. On weekends and holidays, the computer models more or less independently produce the 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks at the […]

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Advisory, watch, warning?

 Northern Arizona Weather  Comments Off on Advisory, watch, warning?
Nov 272016
 

ShareWith 5-10 inches of snow on the way for Flagstaff, and more for other areas, what the heck do all the National Weather Service’s key words and catchy phrases mean. Advisories mean, “Hey, there’s something you should probably keep in the back of your mind as you plan your activities.” From a kid’s point of […]

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Wait a minute…Did Stu just post after two months of silence?

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Nov 252016
 

ShareYes, I did. If you look below, you will get a feel for why I’ve been disengaged for a while. Some requires reading between the lines. Some doesn’t. Austria, Germany, United States, Italy, The Netherlands, Scotland, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, and the Czech Republic makes 11 countries. Oh wait! I forgot about France (but […]

 Posted by at 12:08 pm

Wonderful December Weather Ahead!

 Northern Arizona Weather, Winter Storms  Comments Off on Wonderful December Weather Ahead!
Nov 242016
 

ShareFor those that follow me on Facebook, you will notice the posts about the spreading snow in Siberia and what it means for the rest of the Northern Hemisphere this winter. I think the key point is that El Nino overrides the impact early Siberian snowfall. But, we are heading towards La Nina this winter. […]

 Posted by at 11:15 am

A different look at the numbers.

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Sep 032016
 

ShareI friend of mine reported heavy, torrential downpours in Flagstaff on Friday. This is typically good news. When I looked for the rainfall total at the Flagstaff Airport, the weather station had reported no rain for the day. When I looked at a couple of downtown weather stations, KAZFLAGS42 and KAZFLAGS82, on Wunderground.com, I found […]

 Posted by at 4:36 am

Second wettest August since 1950

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Aug 272016
 

ShareWith two days of record rainfall, 1.41 inches on Friday, 0.94 inches on Saturday, the total precipitation for August at the Flagstaff airport is 6.34 inches. Since placing the National Weather Service placed the weather station at the Flagstaff Airport in 1950, only August of 1986 had higher rainfall at 8.06 inches. This brings the […]

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