The old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb seems to be coming to fruition (for a change.) after a stormy first two-thirds of the month (which yielded more than three times an average month’s precipitation in Reno), the last week will turn mostly sunny and warm. Look for the high temperature on Tuesday to climb to about 60 degrees and continue to rise to the low 70s by the end of the work week, with plenty of sunshine and no storms on the immediate horizon.

500 mb

Nancy and Dave have been following the progress of the winter (and now spring) weather patterns, and had the following question: “When highs and lows are displayed in the screen, they appear to always be the same size. Are they? Do they differ in size with the intensity of the high or the low?  How big is the diameter in miles? Do they ever measure them? Is there such a thing as a high high or a low high?”

Since a high and a low are only defined relative to the other, that’s kind of a hard question to answer. But in general terms, highs tend to be broader than lows (there are exceptions). I’ll have more tomorrow.