Hot temperatures and light wind flow almost always eventually results in some cloud development, and while I think we will see some clouds popping off the mountains, it is still a pretty stable weather pattern for this weekend, so apart from an isolated thunderstorm in the mountains any activity will be pretty limited. Temperatures under this ridge of high pressure will be pretty toasty with mid-90s Saturday climbing to near 100 on Sunday. Temperatures will stay in the 90s through the rest of the week, with relatively light winds.

Goes R

Over the last few days, I’ve been talking about the great features of the new GOES-R satellite, concentrating on some of the new products this state of the art bird will supply. But perhaps the best upgrade isn’t the additional products you get, but how often you get them. The new satellite will produce images from three to eight times faster (more often) than the present GOES satellite. In critical situations, it’s even possible to get a new image every 30 seconds…and in developing severe weather situations, those saved minutes can make a huge difference.

GOES-16 Full Globe