Pacific Southwest Summary:
Although the early part of the winter season will feature above normal rainfall, the drought will continue as rainy periods will diminish in the season’s second half and precipitation will be below-normal for the winter season as a whole, with below-normal mountain snows not helping ease the drought. The stormiest periods will be in mid- to late November, early to mid-December, early January, and early March. Overall, temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal. The coldest period will be in late December, with other cold periods in early and late January and mid-February.
April and May will be cooler and slightly rainier than normal.
Summer will be hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early June, early to mid- and late July, and early to mid- and late August.
September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall.
Facing continued smoke from the Rough Fire and 110 degrees before week’s end, we’re looking forward to the end of summer.