In the last post on Sunday I said that it could be dry another 2 weeks. That sometimes works as well as washing your car or planning a trip over the Summit when it comes to jinxing it to snow. Ever since the forecast models have been showing more retrogression of the ridge next week and the possibility that the Wednesday storm could come far enough South to bring us several inches of snow.

Here is the latest GFS for next Wednesday.

It’s not the snow we need but it would be a welcome sight to see the mountains covered in a fresh blanket of snow.  Right now the forecast models are brining in around 3-6 inches of snow.

The pattern change begins to take place this weekend with the ridge shifting East into CA and then next week reforming further out around 150w briefly which would allow this storm to come further South.  The big news next week is going to be the Pacific NW beginning to get pounded by some bigger storms.

That pattern looks to continue into the first week of January.  It is still not clear when the jetstream will push further South into CA.  The Arctic air will begin building over Alaska so as we go into January the thinking is that the cold begins to push South into the West bringing the trough and pushing the jetstream further South.

The Jan. 2nd storm is still showing up on the models as well as another possible storm on the 5th.  All we can do now is just sit and wait, watching the pattern and praying the forecast continues to show positives signs of a snowy pattern taking over in January.  Stay tuned….BA

 

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