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Winning weather

I think the weather this past weekend in Fresno could be labelled as perfect by most opinion havers. The only issue is that there was no rain in an area that is still in drought. Of course, there has been SOME rain this winter, and who wants to make up their rain deficits in one continuous shot? The sunny Fresno weather led to some very good forecasts across the board, with Accuweater able to claim a victory slightly better than the competition.
Actuals: Saturday – High 75, Low 49
Sunday – High 76, Low 51

Grade: A-C

Fresno, California

It’s been a while since I’ve made a forecast for California. I missed out on their wacky weather last month, but recently, it’s been warm and wonderful. Let’s see if we can get the one w adjective they really need – wet.

At 1053PM, PT, Fresno was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with fair skies. The entirety of the central valley was seeing clear skies, but dew points in the mid 50s were leading to fog and haze, which was already emerging as far north as Visalia.
An upper level ridge is only going to get stronger along the West Coast as an undercutting jet streak along the Mexican border dissipates. Expect a dry, warm weekend for the Central Valley.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, fog in the morning, High 75, Low 52
Sunday – Mostly sunny, High 75, Low 51

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies. High 74, Low 50
Sunday – Sunny skies. High 75, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Patchy morning fog; otherwise, partly sunny High 75, Low 51
Sunday – Patchy fog in the morning; otherwise, mostly sunny High 76, Low 50

NWS: Tomorrow – Widespread haze. Mostly sunny High 75, Low 52
Sunday – Widespread haze. Sunny, High 76, Low 52

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Haze. High 73, Low 52
Sunday – Sunny Haze, High 74, Low 51

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with haze. Hgh 75, Low 52
Sunday – Partly cloudy with haze, High 75, Low 52

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy starting overnight, continuing until evening. High 81, Low 48
Sunday – Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 81, Low 48

I’m not sure if Fresno is forecasting for the same town as the rest of us. That’s pretty warm! Here is the fog satellite, which I am sharing, though the haze so far is pretty light.

Frying in Fresno

One place that there is no denying that summer is out in full force is central California. Fresno‘s cool day during the forecast period as 91 degrees. The sun came out, and it warmed up even more significantly on Thursday, reaching a roasting 97. Accuweather had he hottest, most accurate forecast.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 91, Low 61
Thursday – High 97, Low 63

Grade: A-B

Fresno, California to Colorado Springs, Colorado

Good morning! It’s time to hit the road for a two day trip covering 1208 miles. The first day leaving Fresno will be shorter, covering 539 miles, as we will be cruising at a pace of 67.4 mph. Now wake up, sleepy head! We leave at 10!

DAY ONE (Thursday)
FresnoA perfect ridge is setting up over the western US. Sometimes, they develop and the pressure gradient is so strong blustery winds develop and cause things to be hazy and dusty, or worse, exasperate wild fires. That shouldn’t be an issue as we make our way from Fresno through the Central Valley, to Las Vegas and on to Parowan in western Utah for a restful night in the Wasatch.

DAY TWO (Friday)
Wet weather moving through the upper Midwest on Friday may have a bit of feedback into Colorado, with winds picking up from the southeast, leading to high clouds, but not much else. I think we are in for an extremely pleasant drive through the mountains, emerging in the Front Range around Denver before making the quick jaunt to Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs

Fresno, California

Two days in a row in California. Interesting. Let’s see how things are playing out.

At 953PM, PT, Fresno was reporting a temperature of 75 degrees with clear skies and a light northwest wind. There was widespread stability across the region, more accurately described as an absence of features than high pressure across the region.
Little is expected to change in the next couple of days. Expect a light wind across the central Valley, and generally tranquil conditions for Fresno, marked by very warm temperatures..
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 92, Low 62
Thursday – Sunny, High 96, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow – A mainly sunny sky. High 91, Low 59
Thursday – Sunny.High 97, Low 62

AW: Tomorrow – Warm with plenty of sunshine High 91, Low 60
Thursday – Very warm with sizzling sunshine High 96, Low 63

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 61
Thursday – Sunny, High 95, Low 63

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 62
Thursday – Sunny, High 95, Low 65

WN: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 61
Thursday – Mostly Sunny, High 95, Low 63

FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 94, Low 59
Thursday – Clear throughout the day. High 98, Low 64

No need for imagery tonight, I don’t think. There really isn’t anything to speak of in California, synoptically. Just try to beat the heat!

Hot as advertised

Fresno was looking to be hot over the past couple of days, and as it turned out… it was. In fact, nobody forecast warmer than the actual highs in Fresno, which meant that the warmer forecasters had the drop on everyone else. The Weather Channel was only off by a couple of degrees, while Victoria-Weather wasn’t far behind.
Actuals: Sunday – High 92, Low 63
Monday – High 98, Low 66

Grade: A

Fresno, California

Central California is the stop for today’s summertime forecast. What does the weather have for us?

At 853AM, PT, Fresno was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 73. It was generally clear across the Central Valley, with the marine layer along the coast and a few clouds triggered by the topography of the High Sierras to the east.
The eastern slope of a jet ridge will develop through California tomorrow and advance eastward through the period, allowing hot high pressure to envelop California. It will be dry through the period, and increasingly warm in Fresno.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 63
Monday – Sunny, High 95, Low 66

TWC: Tomorrow – Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds High 92, Low 64
Monday – Mainly sunny.High 97, Low 66

AW: Tomorrow – Sunshine; breezy in the afternoon High 88, Low 64
Monday – Plenty of sun High 94, Low 66

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 88, Low 61
Monday – Sunny High 95, Low 64

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 87, Low 55
Monday – Sunny…warmer High 94, Low 57

Toasty, as it often is in central California this time of year.

Nailed it!

Anthony mentioned in the forecast for Fresno that bikini weather would survive. Perhaps we just need to get him thinking about swimwear, because he nailed the forecast, missing only be two degrees on the Saturday high and achieving perfection on the other three verifying times. Well played. Bikini season forever!
Actuals: Friday – High 91, Low 58
Saturday – High 95, Low 60

Grade: A

Fresno, California

At 753PDT, the temperature in Fresno was 75 degrees under fair skies. With the major news-maker in the country being the system dumping buckets of rain over the Upper Midwest (over 10″ in Amboy, MN, between 2-3″ here in the Twin Cities), the sides of the country are in a relative calm. No place is feeling that more than in Fresno. An area of high pressure over the Intermountain West will continue to take hold over the region as an upper-level ridge reinforces it. What does that mean? Sunny skies and hot temperatures for the Central CA Valley. Fall officially arrived at 11:09PM EDT on Wednesday evening, but that doesn’t mean summer isn’t hanging on in some spots. Bikini weather survives!

Friday: Clear. High 91, Low 58.
Saturday: Clear and hot. High 97, Low 60.

TWC: Friday: Sunny. High 93, Low 61.
Saturday: Sunny. High 98, Low 64.

AW: Friday: Bright sunshine. High 90, Low 56.
Saturday: Continued clear and very warm. High 94, Low 60.

NWS: Friday: Clear. High 90, Low 60.
Saturday: Sunny and hot. High 96, Low 62.

WB: Friday: Sunny. High 90, Low 55.
Saturday: Sunny. High 95, Low 57.

Here’s a snapshot of the country. Clear skies over much of the Southwest, while the system in the Central US continues to cause wet havoc.

California Dreamin’

It wasn’t the best of forecasts in Fresno, bt you really couldn’t make any complaints about the weather. Temperatures hung out in the upper 70s with only a few passing clouds. The Weather Channel had a narrow victory overall, but there was a three way tie for last (though not too far behind) for Accuweather, the Weather Service and Weatherbug.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 78, Low 47
Wednesday – High 78, Low 49

Grade: B