Friday July 31, 2020

Weather

High pressure system reigning overhead, this is very similar to early July conditions. The Western Slope can expect hotter than the average temperatures (a run for the triple digits), and very dry conditions with minimal rain opportunities.

Morning low temperatures should remain very close to the norm for late July early August. Average temperature at Grand Junction is (H/L) 93° and 64°. Montrose is typically (H/L) 89° and 58°. Rain deficit for both locations is between -1.98″ and -3.29″ respectively.

Very little will change in the extended forecast. Some winds may increase in the afternoon hours and late day clouds should build off the higher elevations. The current position of the short term weather maker is just over the Four Corner region with subtle shifts east and west. Later next week that high should get pushed further to the east and reposition over the southern central plains. That late next week shift, if it happens, could be another North American Monsoon pattern, thereby opening up our rain window again. A lot has to happen for that to fully develop, stay tuned.

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