From the Road…..
Update 2 PM:
Heavier band of snow now pushing through this afternoon. This is when the mountains will pick up their 1-3 inches.
From This Morning:
Not much change today in the forecast. The storm moving in this afternoon will bring 1-3 inches to the mountains. Models have pulled the precip back a little to the North so the 1-3 may be more on the crest with a dusting in the basin.
With this storm and the Monday storm the snow levels will be just above lake level, so it will be the same thing we have been seeing at lake level with the slush flakes. The weekend looks fair with the Saturday storm staying well to our North and temps in the 40′s.
We continue in a zonal flow to start next week with 2 more storms on the way for Monday and Wednesday. The models disagree on the strength of both storms. The GFS says 3-6 inches above 7000 ft. with both storms and 6-9 inches on the crest. The Euro is weaker with the Monday storm but still has the Wednesday storm as a pretty big storm.
If the Euro is correct we could have a 2 day storm with a strong cold front that brings 2-3 feet of snow. We will have to watch the Wednesday storm closely as our next chance of a bigger storm.
It still appears the ridge could amplify in the Central Pacific the second half of next week digging the trough deeper off the West Coast. That would bring colder air to our area and colder storms starting next weekend. There is a slow moving, possible cut-off, storm for next weekend that could bring accumulating snow to all elevations.
This pattern could continue into the last week of the month with below average temps and storms every few days. We could still have a few big storms left to go this month. No sign of the storm door closing yet. BA
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