Jump to content
GottmitAlex

What is your current yard temperature?

Recommended Posts

ahosey01
14 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Pretty crazy.. Appears temps range anywhere from 56-71F around San Diego County right now.  48-54F around town here atm..

85F up here today!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

Today's records across S. Cal.

San Diego region:



L.A./ Santa Barbara ..and S.W CA.:



Managed the upper 70s around the East Valley/Phoenix earlier, w/ a few 80-82F readings sprinkled around town. Yuma hit the lower 80s as well.  Expecting about the same tomorrow before possibly some much needed rain.. still scheduled for Tues. and/ or Wed. Maybe a little more next weekend. No drought buster, by any means, but  ..something..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona
4 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:


Managed the upper 70s around the East Valley/Phoenix earlier, w/ a few 80-82F readings sprinkled around town. Yuma hit the lower 80s as well.  Expecting about the same tomorrow before possibly some much needed rain.. still scheduled for Tues. and/ or Wed. Maybe a little more next weekend. No drought buster, by any means, but  ..something..

Info from Yuma.. Did not realize this was day # 3 of tied/broken daily records..  And in mid January too..

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmatierMeg

Currently 63.0F. Low was 55.2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ColdBonsai

44 at the moment in the heart of winter.

Saw a couple Koppen climate maps that use the last 30 years of weather data. Puts me in Csa or hot summer Mediterranean climate. While I'd agree that it's probably technically true, there's no way we're in the same "climate" as most of central and southern California or southern France for that matter.

Combine Csa with a zone 7b and that's a more realistic picture. Cold hardy yuccas and cactus love it here. Also sagebrush. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GottmitAlex

Jan 17th, 2021

2:20pm PST.  93F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
enigma99

73.4F high here. Some areas nearby in the 80s. Next week is going to be cooler as the pattern shifts

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JJPalmer

Quick warmup from a low of 47.7°F.  Chillier than expected last night fueled by clouds clearing near sunrise. 

040A371F-D6F2-4C7E-9CCA-D85DD9393358.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmatierMeg

64.9F after a low of 57.6F. Predicted high today: 73F  Predicted low tonight: 48F

Then a gradual warming the rest of the week (still below normal) until a predicted high of 80F on Sunday.

And sunshine after that past weekend of glowering clouds and north winds. All that cloudiness for the past month and no rain aside from a couple sprinkles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

The final day of a mild, mid winter stretch before a week or so of unsettled, somewhat cooler conditions settle in..  upper 70s/low 80s yesterday, lower 70s for most areas around town today w/ some passing clouds.

Forecast chances of rain tomorrow- Saturday or so look to be just that ..chances.. Low that had looked to place itself in an ideal locale to waft moisture north from Mexico, and the Gulf of California appears to have decided to pull further to the southwest off Baja, limiting the amount of moisture it can pull north, at least initially.. Colder storm dropping south east along the CA. coast might be what helps wring out the atmosphere over the Southwest later this week. Even so, Doubt we'll see more than a half inch in/around Phoenix, at best by the start of next week. Maybe a bit more across southeastern AZ. 

Beyond that, pattern stays flat/ unsettled, at least according to current forecasts.. with any more lat January warmth taking a break. On the other hand, if the pattern stays/ is more progressive than currently suggested, 70s may return by the end of the month. Nights cool off, but looks like we'll avoid adding any more 30s for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

46F & a light drizzle, which seems to have kept the temperature higher than forecast overnight. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

Another decent late January afternoon.. 71-75F and pretty much wall to wall sunshine across the East Valley atm after a couple sunrise sprinkles.. Storm forecast to bring rain lost steam as it rolled across Baja yesterday leaving us dry but providing quite a bit of rain ( for them ) for areas around Yuma and a few areas south/east of Tucson..

One more " nice " day before what looks like a week or so of chilly and potentially wet weather ahead.. While the devils in the details, rain & snow-wise,  Next week will probably be the coolest "week " of this winter with highs suggested to hang out in the 50s/ lowest 60s. Lows also fall and there's a chance of flirting with frost/ freezing temps. sometime next week across the low deserts as well. Any freezing/near freezing temps don't look all that " cold " or widespread though..  That could always change of course as we get closer to the coolest days suggested in the forecast.

If the forecasts hold, a real possibility off -some- drought relief as we end the month.. Most forecasts suggest .40" -just over .75" of an inch of rain in/around Phoenix by next weekend.. A few of the more bullish models/ model runs bump that to at/just past an inch. It could end up that better rainfall totals occur just east and south of Phoenix as well.  Snowfall totals up in the mountains are also hard to nail down but with the next couple storms being pretty cold, they should see something, though it won't be epic.

We'll see what happens as we start Feb. Some models/ model runs swing back to dry/mild/warm pretty quickly, others keep the Southwest and CA. in a more unsettled.. but trending milder -type of pattern ( at least the central/ southern half of CA. ). Regardless, this may be the big " hurrah " for this years' winter rainy season here. Won't break the drought, but might encourage a little more spring greening, compared to if it stays bone dry,  for a few weeks anyway..  especially up in the mountains.  A " Be happy with what you get" kind of year.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chester B

50F, it’s always 50f +/- 3 degrees. 6 months of spring I swear. Sun, rain it doesn’t matter it’s remarkably consistent. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GottmitAlex
1 hour ago, Chester B said:

50F, it’s always 50f +/- 3 degrees. 6 months of spring I swear. Sun, rain it doesn’t matter it’s remarkably consistent. 

Regardless, it's always 50F.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

A cool but not cold 57F out under partly cloudy skies atm  after barely reaching the lower 60s around 3pm.

Get ready..
Looking like quite an eventful 24-48 hours ahead for AZ. When i mentioned that the next week/ 10 days might be this winters' " Hurrah "  for the state, apparently i wasn't kidding.. Already had a few low-topped T-storms roll through the central/ northeastern part of the Valley, with more developing  just west of Yuma atm.  Decent snowfall up in the mountains as well.. Lots of rain on-going across S. Cal. as this first storm rolls into town.

Looks like rain chances here ramp up overnight and stick around thru mid day tomorrow before a quick break.. before the main event approaches. 

Late Sunday night- Tuesday morning could bring everything from .50-1.25" of rain across Phoenix/rest of the Valley, quite a bit of snow above 4K ft in the mountains, more low topped T-storms.. which might drop Hail,  ..and the outside chance of sleet or flurries/..a dusting of " White Death "... to areas of the valley right around 2Kft, if the colder of the model runs pans out.

If the area of Low pressure anticipated to bottom out on top of N. AZ. is a hair deeper than anticipated atm, not completely outside of reason snow levels briefly drop lower than 2,000ft late Monday night/ earliest Tuesday morning, meaning if there are any lingering showers around.. maybe a flake or two is seen around the valley itself..  Metro Tucson may actually see a quick dusting around the same time. Entire area of the state south/east of Casa Grande is currently under either Winter Wx Advisory/warnings ( mainly mountains ) Monday night/ Tues. morning.

After the clouds clear, likely we'll see the coldest night of the year/ winter so far.  Tucson will likely experience lows in the 25-31F range while it gets real close here. ( 33F currently suggested for Tuesday Night here in Chandler. Won't be surprised if it gets lowered a degree or two by then ) Considering all the rain we may get, heavy frost/ lightest of freeze is definitely possible this time around. Lows quickly warm back to the low 40s after that. 

While highs trend closer to normal next weekend, possible 1 or 2  more storms pass through before all is finished.  Neither look as cold though atm.  May stay in a relatively unsettled/ slightly below normal temp. pattern for the first 10-15 days of February.  Good amount of flip flopping in the longer range forecasts right now.

While good/impressive snowfall totals are possible in favorable spots up in the mountains, it would take several big storms like the one ahead to punch a significant dent in the region's drought.. Regardless, snow should put some much needed moisture in the ground.

Sierra Nevada should also see some beneficial snowfall with this pattern as well.  Unfortunately, parts of Central/S. Cal. may have to deal with possible flash flooding, & potential Mud/ Landslides / Debris flows in burn scar areas before things settle down.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GottmitAlex

Jan 24 2021, 8:23PM

9C/48F and raining..

 

Brood lamps just kicked in.  No bueyno.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sabal_Louisiana

70F at 7:00 am today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

48F currently, breezy w/ some misty sprinkles..  Closely monitoring a developing squall line now moving through Yuma w/ wind gusts of 45-50+mph..  Could be an interesting rest of the morning- afternoon ahead across the deserts.. Snow levels dive through the rest of the day as well.

Checking numerous local point and click Wx forecasts, potential for low elevation snow/ flurries/ mixed precip. still looks good for areas straddling 2K feet across the state.. With lows anticipated to be in the upper 30s across the valley tonight, entirely possible a flake or two mixes down w/ any showers lingering past midnight/ around sunrise tomorrow.. Areas like N. Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Wickenburg, ..even Apache Junction ( below the Superstitions ) could briefly get dusted.  Tucson looks like it will see a heavy dusting -2" of snow accumulation across the entire area by tomorrow -at valley level-. Other areas, just outside of Tucson proper, but below the mountains may see an inch or two more..  Mountains/Rim? forget getting up there.. Some places may see upwards of 2' tonight/tomorrow ..on top of what has already fallen.

Looking further out, Sierra Nevada could see upwards of 8-8+ feet of new snow following a major storm set to roll through the state on Wednesday. Same storm has already prompted a few evacuation orders in the Santa Cruz mountains which were charred by last summers fire there..  No doubt other burn areas both in/around the Bay Area / other parts of the state may see their own evacuation orders issued.. Upcoming storm will be well connected to an Atmospheric River and could unload 7-10+ inches in favored areas of the Santa Cruz Mountains, potentially more either up in the North Bay, or down by Big Sur ( Just south of Monterey ) Also possible the area sees a narrow, convective- Squall line -type event as the front itself moves through, which would only enhance rain totals.

Looks like the pattern stays unsettled/active for awhile after this storm, both out in CA and  here in the desert, at least according to this mornings GFs runs.

For anyone wondering.. Yes, this is supposed to be a " La Nina " type of year.. Regardless, such wet bursts have occurred during otherwise " dry " La Nina years.. Great graph of similar years below:


Another tweet from the Bay Area NWS of snow on local mountains ( Loma Prieta, Hamilton, Diablo )

Then there's this:  ..A non zero potential for " novelty " flakes possible close to/ maybe in Sacramento?  Maybe much more up toward Redding, -at valley level-?  :bemused:

Whomever asked for all this, hope your happy, lol..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

A wild day indeed across the valley.. 

Currently 40F ( not a typo ) in Chandler atm.. On top of the rain/ strong winds, have had hail, and a little sleet at the house.. Other parts of the Valley have had hail, up to Penny size, ..Sleet and reports of a few flakes ..around Phoenix..  and some possible  dustings in Cave Creek, Wickenburg, parts of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, etc.

Graph from Sky Harbor as the front pushed through, pretty impressive temperature drop. Were reporting 36F at the time..  We'd probably have flakes in the air had the front passed after sunset.

Possible snow in northeast Mesa.. Some reports from Gilbert as well.



Some other neighborhood Wx stations here on this side of town right around 2:30PM, in the afternoon..  Impressive cold advection w/this storm indeed!

DSC00492.thumb.JPG.167117b236485850e0ddc860b7a6cbad.JPG

More showers trying to form down toward Yuma atm, and more possible tonight.. Could be an interesting Tuesday morning around parts of town.
 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Chance

38 here and had a few minutes of snow. Tonight isn't going to be good.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Cooling down. Warmed up to 43F today. Rain all day, with on and off snow. Currently 36F & non-sticking snow. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sipalms

40.2C / 104F recorded here in Canterbury today (Ashburton). Hovering around 25C / 77F at midnight right now.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

30F as we approach dawn. Was forecast worse..

commuter snow report: zero below 2700’.
A dusting to a few inches in areas above that, limited to roofs, vehicles and grass. Santa Clara, Snow Canyon & Ivins appear to be covered in snow. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SailorBold

32f @830a.. this after getting a Snow Squall alert on my phone from the NWS at 1130pm last night.  I guess we got a half inch of snow.. roughly guessing..didn't stick on roads. It looks lumpy with various melting on different surfaces.  Its gonna get cold.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Chance

Got down to 29 here with heavy frost and ice. 

20210126_071740.jpg

20210126_071953.jpg

20210126_071937.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, Chris Chance said:

Got down to 29 here with heavy frost and ice. 

20210126_071740.jpg

20210126_071953.jpg

20210126_071937.jpg

Could be worse..

Tucson this morning:
 

 


Fully agree with this tweet, lol..


Couple more:

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

46-50F around the East Valley as the last of the clouds clear out. Despite clouds, brisk n.w. wind, and some quick showers that also dropped some Hail/Grupel before noon here, somehow made it back to the mid 50swhen the sun would come out..

Potential for frost /light freeze could be interesting tonight, at least for the valley.. NWs hasn't moved from their suggestion for 33F here in Chandler. Wx Underground however only bottoms out at 36F. Part of the difference could be in response to a forecast development of light winds from the east/ northeast sometime around daybreak. Such a direction could act in a similar fashion as the Santa Ana by warming ( - ever so slightly- ) as they descend off the Rim/ White Mountains to the east of town. Regardless of how they effect tomorrow mornings' lows, those breezes should help to bring highs back to the low 60s once the sun is up. Lows tomorrow night will be 4-6F warmer.

More rural, outskirt areas of the Valley still looking at 28-32F lows around sunrise, same w/ Tucson ( suggested lows haven't changed much from earlier thoughts )

Next storm should be warmer as it approaches  ( Thursday.. Supposed to be close to 70F here under cloudy skies ) and pass through quickly on Friday.  Back to 70-72 locally by next Monday/Tuesday before another cool down/ possible storm skirts by to the northeast.
 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ColdBonsai

High 42, low suppose to be 34 tonight. Pretty typical, though the cloud cover is helping keep the lows above freezing.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wodyetia

Been a rough couple of days. Highs in the 50s, Strongest winds I’ve ever seen in SD, about an inch of rain... It’s 40 right now and it’s only 10pm. Second storm coming Thursday into Friday. I thought it was supposed to be a “above average” winter. Ugh!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

41-45F around the East Valley atm w/some lingering rooftop frost..  As bad as it looked last night when numerous neighborhood Wx stations were already below 40F at 11PM last night, not a single station inside the 202 loop was below 32F this morning, as i checked/continued to monitor right at sunrise.. Surprisingly, to me at least, several stations were in the 35-38F range.. Wind must have stayed up just enough across many areas to keep temps from bottoming out as much as the could have.

Numbers across Tucson metro were almost identical ( 32-38F ) in most spots, inc most of the normally cooler/cold areas closer to downtown/ river bottoms. Only found 6 widely scattered Wx stations which had readings below 30 ( 1= 27F, 3= 28F 2= 29F ) Not bad considering they saw snow -almost everywhere- across town yesterday. Running a degree or two ahead of Chandler atm.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SailorBold

31f currently..  after the coldest night of the year so far... hopefully the last.  My wunderground station recorded 16.3f.. and a couple streets over was 16.5f..  I checked the valley areas of Albuquerque.. and they were in the 12-14f range.  Blech.. I didn't protect anything.. but overall it wasn't too too bad.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ColdBonsai

52 in the yard right now, 41 for a low last night. We tend to get mild weather whenever northern California gets an atmospheric river. Sometimes we'll get the rain from it too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

No rain/Snow from the CA. event yet but managed to exceed the forecast high for today under partly cloudy skies thanks in part to strong S.W.'rly flow ( above the surface ) bringing warm air north from Baja/Gulf of CA./ East Pac. off Mexico.  72F in most spots atm but some 73-75F readings scattered across other neighborhood stations. Only expecting 47-51F around town tonight.

Rain/ storm or two is supposed to zip through AZ tomorrow, w/ any snow confined mostly to areas of the Rim/White Mtns. above 5.5-6K ft ..and most forecasts call for less  than a foot in the highest spots.  Gone and back to the low 70s by Sunday before the next quick cool down Wed/ Thurs.-Sat. next week. Likely little/no precip. from that one.

More hints the pattern overhead may start trending back to drier/warmer sometime between the 8th-13th.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmatierMeg

63.9F right now. Low this morning: 48.7F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GottmitAlex

3:14pm PST Jan/29/2021

14C /57.2F 

AND RAINING.

 

 

 

20210129_153903.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

Final day, of the 1st month of the year ..and it couldn't be any nicer..

Hovering between 77-80F a few blocks away in Downtown Chandler while the rest of the area sits in the low/mid 70s.. W/ some upper 70s scattered across neighborhood Wx stations for fun.  Temps. only goes up to start the week.  Forecast for some high cloud overcast may keep temps in the mid 70s tomorrow but may see the suggested high of 80F be exceeded on Tuesday.  While the current forecast for Tuesday ( Ground Hog's Day ) has been wavering between 78-80, we've been exceeding the "suggested " high ( Wx Underground data ) regularly so, ..Downtown Chandler was only forecast to hit 72F today  so, we'll see what happens.  Overnight lows also warm back to the high 40s-mid 50s tonight- Wednesday night, mainly due to passing cloud cover.

Storm that was forecast to bring some showers/ cool down the latter half of next week? looking less and less impactful w/ each model run.. Still could see a few showers/ snow in the mountains in spots, but the suggested cool down beyond Wednesday is pretty much canceled/ shifted off more toward the north east.. Stay in the low to mid 70s thru Thursday, 69-72F Friday, then more 70s next weekend.. At least that's how it is looking right now, obviously could change...  We'll see what happens later..

As for the month itself, Looking at daily high temp data from Accuweather.. we were normal to above normal on 21 out of 31 days.. Two additional days were within a degree or two of the daily normal high. As for overnight lows, only 11 days were normal/above normal, out of 31, according to the same graph. 2 days hit 32F. Nothing below that. Pretty sure accuweather uses the local Muni Airport for their readings.. Slightly more open/ not quite as densely developed yet where it is at.

For the moment, some Mid-Winter -in the Desert- perfection..
DSC00523.JPG.290869970ef5cd7d6e2fbbe79f5a5588.JPG

Edited by Silas_Sancona
edit
  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paradise Found

Highs- upper 40's/ Lows 40's. Rain for the next five days. 

Lots of native stuff blooming, Daphne just needs another week, lupine have been up since January. 

 I did have a low of 29F last week, coldest so far this winter. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmatierMeg

68F just before noon. Temp to drop the rest of the day. Got 0.2" of rain early this morning and wind is whipping as cold front moves in. Predicted low overnight: 50F.

Tues. 60F/43F

Wed. 66F/45F

Thur. 72F/53F

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
palmsOrl

63F at noon with a stiff breeze.  Many of the potted Cocos are on the ground, might as well leave them for now.  Was out watering with the hose early this morning as the rain mostly missed us and we ended up hardly getting any.  The forecast indicates 38F for a low tonight and then 37F the next two nights and I would say frost is likely Wednesday night as the wind is supposed to become calm that evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Inphosphere

13C/56F as of 6:50pm CET Feb 1, 2021.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...