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Weather Outlook for Christmas Week

24 December 2012   Dr. Curtis James

Not much hope for a white Christmas this year.


The figure above indicates the forecasted high in orange (with error bar denoting the range of ensemble forecast members), average high for this time of year in orange (dashed line), forecasted low in blue (with error bar), average low this time of year in blue (dashed line), and forecasted wind speed in purple. Note that the wind speed forecast is sustained wind (not gusts), and it is based on only one model (not an ensemble).

Weather Discussion:

No white Christmas after all. The storm system moving through Arizona tonight to tomorrow is a much weaker and faster moving than originally predicted last week. We will see some partly cloudy skies, winds, and possibly some light rain showers on Christmas eve. I don't anticipate any snow.

Snow is possible Wednesday Night – Thursday.

Curtis James

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