Western States Stay Dry, Gets Hotter, Could Mean More Fires

The next two weeks will remain dry across parts of the West. While a weak monsoonal flow will develop across parts of Arizona into Colorado, California into Nevada will stay dry and hot. Temperatures will be near to above normal during that time.

The good news, the outlook for July shows above normal precipitation for the Southwest into the Rockies which will help to keep any wild fires down. That’s not the case into California where the dry weather may lead to an increase in the potential for wild fires. I  don’t expect any Santa Ana winds to develop just the normal summer heat and dry weather.

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Temperatures Saturday July 7

The heat will build into the West later next week as the ridge builds west. That means extreme heat in the Deserts into the Central Valley of California. Highs could exceed 110 Degrees F in some areas. The heat will even spread back into the Pacific Northwest after some relief occurs early next week.

 

 

Below is the current large fires. Notice that there are a few large fires going on right now across parts of California and Oregon.

Related Links:

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