July 2019 Forecast For Southern California; Monsoon Ridge Develops


Welcome back!  Well at least I’m 90% there after a major computer crash but all my algorithms have been redeveloped over the last week or so and here is your July 2019 Forecast.

Given what I see, the weather is going to get hotter and more normal for the region this month as after the 4th we will start to see the four-corners monsoon ridge build.  The monsoon ridge is an area of high pressure over the four corners (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado) that forms as the upper level jet stream from the storm season starts to relax and move north toward Canada.  This allows for a calm in the atmosphere and the ridge forms as a result.  The upper winds do shift from west to east so instead of getting storms off the coast, we get them out of Mexico and Arizona.  So what about this month?  Well, my long range a couple months ago mentioned mid-July would be when we see the ridge take shape and this looks very likely.

Sometime after the 8th or so is when we will see a kink in the ridge as they do happen upon collapse and formation of the ridge.  These ‘kinks’ are called easterly waves and these waves contain upper dynamics for lift and groups of moisture for storms to feed on.  The ridge-axis for these are hotter temperatures will be available by mid-month.  The graphic I used in this article is the exact same as the previous post as there is no change in thought.

As the ridge-axis does come over, I do believe we will have mainly above average temperatures for the deserts and Bakersfield, average for the metros with slightly above average inland, and below average in the Vandenberg to San Luis Obispo areas.   Rainfall seems to be a toss-up of average across the region.

The El Nino Status does indicate we are at a Weak El Nino and such El Ninos after a Moderate for the Summer have given surprise July and August events so my eyes will be open for updates in the future.  Happy 4th of July to you and this GREAT Country …

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