Anyone Ready for Spring Yet?……
Got a decent amount of snow yesterday with the convective snow showers behind the Tuesday storm. Everyone saw accumulating snowfall. The two resorts still open, Alpine & Squaw, reported storm totals of 20 & 29 inches. This is only the second time in 12 years that squaw has broken 500 inches in a season with the only other year being 05/06 with the big spring and 600+ inches that year. Looking at webcams it looks as if most resorts saw at least a foot at their base and an average around the lake of about 6 inches.
Cold air today in the wake of the cold front. It will slowly begin to warm through the weekend and hit the 60′s by Monday. That will be short lived however as a cold front moves in Tuesday dropping temps back into the 30′s. As I mentioned last weekend the storm door will be open as the flow across the Pacific becomes more zonal or west to east flowing. The cold front could bring more snow Tuesday night into Wednesday next week similar to the storm this week.
We will begin to warm again towards the end of the week. Being that it is May now, I would lean towards drier weather and warmer temps becoming the norm instead of exception as they have been so far this spring. The jetstream in the Pacific should begin to lift Northward. Looking for temps to finally break 70 by the second week of May. BA
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