Saturday ended up not only being one of the hottest days of 2011, but also broke that 8-day 90+ degree temperatures stretch. Here are some of our local highs.
Air quality was also back in the moderate category of LRAPA’s Air Quality Index. While surface winds have changed direction a little, and are not consistently out of the east, upper level motion continues to bring smoke over from central Oregon. However, it makes for some pretty sunsets with all those particulates in the air.
Not a whole lot has changed in the forecast. It still looks like high pressure sticking around through Monday, with temperatures only falling a little. By Tuesday, more zonal flow pattern enters the area by the evening, which will not only help us cool down, but will bring back a little morning cloud cover on Wednesday. By Thursday night, GFS is pushing through a small wave of energy that would drop temperatures a little more and give us partly sunny skies. The GEM (Canadian) agrees, but the ECMWF (Euro) doesn’t pull the disturbance in until early Friday. Either way, we’ll catch a much deserved cool down and a change to let our A/C catch a break.
— Megan Taylor