As you know this is the time of year the desert heats up. June 1st the average daily high at PSP (Palm Springs Int’l) is 98. The Sun is relentless. The sky is mainly cloud free.
Weather stops happening.
Well, not exactly. Around thirty percent of June days have any clouds at all. We average rain on one of every fifty early June days–2%.
The computers have been flirting with some precipitation Saturday, give-or-take a day. This far out Saturday is still a little fuzzy.
A low forms over the northern end of the Gulf of California (in Mexico) then meanders north. There’s a splotchy pattern of moisture showing in the Saturday model output. By Tuesday this atmospheric weakness sucks up the remnants of what will have been Hurricane Blanco.
Go ahead. You can reread the last sentence. Even I got confused.
Bottom line, there will be moisture somewhere in the Desert Southwest.
This morning the GFS showed .3″ for PSP. Tonight zip. The moisture is still nearby. It’s too close to call five days away.
For the next few days I’ll be looking at lots of maps, charts and numbers. I love this stuff.