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Tuesday April 10, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr maximum temperature (deg F) for Needles, CA (KEED)

It could reach 100 F on Tuesday in Needles, California, located in the desert on I-40 at the Arizona border. By June the average high temperature in Needles will reach 100, but at this time the average high is only 83. So why is it expected to be so much above average? For one thing, the entire Southwest has been above average for at least a week, and Needles already hit 100 on Saturday. Let's predict the Tmax for Needles and see if they can reach 100 F again.

Question: Needles has not had any rain so far in April and only had about 0.25 inches in March. How specifically could the lack of recent rain have an effect on high temperatures this week?

Forecasts for Needles, CA (KEED)
Forecaster Tmax, deg F (error) Comment Day Score