US Easter Weekend 2018: Arctic Air Returns To Plains, First 80s, 90s, Poss 100s For Southwest

Written by on March 29, 2018 in United States of America, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments

Just in time for the long Easter weekend, if your out and about across the Southwest, water, sun cream and shades will be required but bundle up if your east of the Rockies as arctic air makes a return.

Note in the below GFS 500mb height anomaly and 850mb temp anomaly charts the bulging West Coast ridge but deep trough and fresh push of arctic air further east.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

It’s not unprecedented but the year’s first 582+dm upper SW ridge shall deliver the first 80s to Las Vegas, 90s to Phoenix and perhaps first 100 in favoured SW hot spots.

weather.com

GFS SW 2m temps Sat and Sun PM.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Today in fact saw the first 80-degrees for Las Vegas but how does this compare historically?

As for Phoenix

Meanwhile further east and on the other side of the Rockies, wow, we could see 20s and 30s widely for highs and 0s to low and mid 10s for minimums this weekend. Could be coldest Easter for the Twin Cities in 10 years!

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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