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HIGH: 49 (at midnight)
Today really was a beautiful day... even if we were on the cool side. Plenty of sunshine and bright blue skies! Mags and I took a walk in the park... she just loves being out in the sun! :) Today was brought to you by the letter H... as in high pressure! You can see it on this evening's surface map:
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Now get ready for a BIG WARM UP as we head into the next few days! We will see temperatures in the lower 50s for Sunday... and then we really get out of control for Monday through Wednesday. Take a look at our forecasted 850mb temps:
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Highs look to be in the lower 70s Monday... upper 70s to near 80 on Tuesday... and STILL in the 70s for Wednesday. A little spring fever for you!! But remember in yesterday's blog... the fires that were getting out of control across the area? As our southerly winds pick up and temperatures rise... the fire danger will again increase this week. Please be careful... it has been SO dry.... a RECORD DRY FEBRUARY is in the works! The previous record was only .07" of rain back in 1920. As we stand now, we are STILL sitting at .04". It does look like we will set the new record. THIS comes after a record WARM January! Talk about extreme weather!!
Anyway... a cold front will sweep through on Wednesday, dropping temperatures for the second half of the week. And there is still a slight chance of some rain showing up for next weekend... we will continue to monitor it. We really do need it!
Have a great evening,
Posted by at February 25, 2006 5:04 PM
Is there a chance we could set a new record high on Tuesday?
The record high for Feb. 28th is 78 degrees (set back in 1932). That is exactly the temperature we have been forecasting for Tuesday (for a few days now) so YES we could set a new record!
Posted by: Marlina at February 25, 2006 5:53 PM
Is the chance of rain high for next weekend? Could we see severe weather?
We could see some severe weather this weekend, but more importantly I just hope it rains. As the weekend approaches we will look at all of the ingredients to see if severe weather is possible.
Posted by: sara at February 26, 2006 9:23 AM