Just a quick update today. Summer finally did arrive in California after an unusually late start. Temperatures, in fact, are presently above seasonal averages. Strong dry northerly winds brought adiabatic warming to much of interior NorCal over the past few days, bringing windy, dry, and hot conditions. The winds will die down and temperatures will cool back to around seasonal norms by early next week.
Weak troughiness over the interior Northwest will lead to slightly below normal temperatures and breezy conditions once again later this week, but no significant weather is expected outside of the chance of a few isolated Sierra thunderstorms. There are presently no signs of any major heat waves or pre-monsoonal moisture surges. I will update when something interesting comes along…
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