Out west we go to begin our week. The trip is to the foothills of the Sierras and the capital of Nevada. What kind of weather can we expect out there?
At 1055PM, MT, Carson City was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with clear skies. Dew points in the mid 30s reflected a dry environment at the western end of the Great Basin. A very weak upper level trough was found over the eastern Great Basin, leading to some surface cylcogenesis. This will lead to high elevation convection in the Rockies, Wasatch and Colorado Plateau, but there isn’t enough moisture to fold back to Carson City.
Over the Sirerras, a thermal ridge will set up, forcing the surface reflection of the upper feature even further to the east. Not only will the capital area remain dry, but the eastern part of the state will begin to stabilize as well.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 49
Tuesday – Sunny, High 91, Low 47
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 89, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny, High 90, Low 50
AW: Tomorrow – Warm with brilliant sunshine High 87, Low 49
Tuesday – Sunny and warm High 88, Low 48
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 91, Low 49
Tuesday – Sunny High 91, Low 48
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 89, Low 50
Tuesday – Sunny High 89, Low 49
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 91, Low 48
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny High 93, Low 48
FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 84, Low 51
Tuesday – Clear throughout the day. High 84 Low 50
That Forecast.io was a real surprise. Everyone else, save for Accuweather was exceeding model guidance with they forecast, so this is an odd choice to go so cool. WE can see some storms flaring up over the eastern part of Nevada right now.