Region 16 – Pacific Southwest

Region 16 Forecast : Pacific Southwest | November 2015 – October 2016

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 to 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 and mid- to late August.

September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall.

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NOV. 2015: Temp. 60° (2° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (2” above avg.). 1–4 Showers north, sunny south. 5–16 Sunny; warm, then seasonable. 17–22 Stormy, heavy rains. 23–30 Rainy periods, mild.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 52° (2° below avg.); precip. 3” (1” above avg.). 1–5 Showers, then sunny, cool. 6–14 Rain, some heavy, cool. 15–17 Sunny, cool. 18–22 Rainy periods north, sunny south; cool. 23–24 Sunny. 25–31 Showers, then sunny, cold.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 53° (1° below avg.); precip. 1” (2” below avg.). 1–2 Sunny, cool. 3–7 Rainy periods, cool. 8–12 Showers north, sunny south; turning warm. 13–19 Showers, then sunny, cool. 20–23 Sunny; cool north, warm south. 24–31 Sunny, cool.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 53° (2° below avg.); precip. 1” (2” below avg.). 1–6 Sunny, mild. 7–15 A few showers, cool. 16–18 Sunny, cool. 19–29 Showers, then sunny, cool.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 58° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cool. 4–7 Rainy, cool. 8–15 Sunny, seasonable. 16–20 Rainy periods north, sprinkles south. 21–28 Sunny, turning quite warm. 29–31 Showers, cool.

APR. 2016: Temp. 58° (2° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–5 Showers north, sunny south; seasonable. 6–14 Rainy periods, cool. 15–23 Showers, then sunny, cool. 24–30 Occasional rain, cool.

MAY 2016: Temp. 61.5° (2° below avg.); precip. 0.8” (0.3” above avg.). 1–9 Sunny, warm inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast. 10–16 Sunny, cool. 17–22 Showers, cool. 23–26 Sunny, cool. 27–31 Sunny, turning hot inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 67° (1° below avg.); precip. 0.1” (avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cool inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast. 5–14 Sunny; hot inland, warm coast. 15–22 Sunny, turning cooler inland; A.M. clouds, P.M. sun coast. 23–30 Sunny, warm inland; A.M. clouds, P.M. sun, cool coast.

JULY 2016: Temp. 73° (2° above avg.); precip. 0” (avg.). 1–5 Sunny, cool. 6–13 Sunny, turning hot. 14–20 Sunny, warm inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast. 21–27 Sunny inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast; turning hot. 28–31 Sunny, very warm.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 73° (2° above avg.); precip. 0.1” (avg.). 1–5 Sunny, hot. 6–11 Sunny; cool north, warm south. 12–17 Sunny inland; A.M. clouds and sprinkles, P.M. sun coast. 18–28 Sunny; cool inland, turning hot coast. 29–31 Isolated showers, warm.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 72° (2° above avg.); precip. 0.2” (avg.). 1–8 Sunny, turning hot. 9–17 Showers, then sunny, cool. 18–25 Scattered showers, cool. 26–30 Sunny; cool north, turning hot south.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 62° (3° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–7 Sunny; warm, then cool. 8–11 Sprinkles north, rain south; cool. 12–16 Sprinkles north, sunny south; cool. 17–22 Showers, then sunny, chilly. 23–31 Showers, then sunny, cool.

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