We Need Rain!

Monday, April 11th 2011, 2:20 pm
By: News On 6

As you can see from the 24 hour rainfall graphic on the right, some lucky folks received some generous rainfall last night, but most of us are still high and dry. Unfortunately, we still do not see a widespread, drought breaking rainfall event coming this way anytime soon. Our next chance of showers and storms will be on Thursday and perhaps early Friday with the next system to come through, but it still appears that those will be on a widely scattered basis. We also have a potentially stronger system coming our way during the latter part of the weekend and the following week is holding some promise of being more active. However, so far this Spring, every time a system has shown some promise of significant, widespread rainfall; by the time the actual event unfolds, it is usually further east or north of us. So, am taking a wait and see attitude regarding the upcoming rainfall potential.

At least we are getting a nice break in the early taste of summer that we had last week. Brisk NW winds and sunny skies are maintaining an enhanced fire danger again today, but temperatures are running closer to normal for a change. In fact, so far this month, temperatures are running 10 degrees above normal so it needs to cool off some before the real heat of summer arrives.

Tuesday will start off clear and quite cool with below normal temperatures, but sunshine and a return to southerly winds will result in a quick rebound. Gusty southerly winds and very warm conditions are expected again on Wednesday along with a high fire danger. Thursday is when the next system should arrive with at least a chance of showers and storms followed by below normal temperatures through the following weekend.

As always, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot