As colder air moves into the Great Basin the winds will if anything be even stronger than what we have been experiencing. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for western Nevada again for Thursday afternoon because of strong winds and low humidity. High temperatures will fall to the mid to upper 80s on Thursday, the low 80s on Friday and Saturday, and will likely fall just below 80 on Sunday and Monday.
Bob has noticed something interesting. “What causes the temperature to drop as much as 5 degrees at sunrise? I start my morning walks before the ‘crack of dawn’ noting the temperature at that time and when I finish (approx. 45 minutes later), it has dropped as much as 5 degrees. I live in the south end of the Carson Valley in Gardnerville and I see this temp variation on a regular basis.”
Many wonder if they are just imagining that post-sunrise cool down, but it does occur often… especially on a clear calm morning. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you what’s going on to drop the mercury just as the sun is going up.