Imagine if we had not gotten 70% of our annual snowfall by the end of December, think positive. The snowpack is deep and the weather is beautiful with soft snow. The ridge is building off the coast and mild weather will persist until Tuesday. Still waiting to see how far West the cold comes on Wednesday but either way we should at least cool a little. We look to have at least 7 more days without any storms of significance.
I knew it would only take about 10 days without snow for everyone to start worrying. Yesterday there were 3,000 people on the site which is a lot when there are no storms coming. Don’t worry I promise it will snow again. When is the more complicated issue.
The MJO is still strengthening and heading into the Western Pacific but it has slowed down and barely moved yesterday. That will prolong any change in the pattern it may cause a few more days. The MJO aside the GFS long-range is hinting at the ridge off the coast weakening and the storm track coming further South starting around next weekend. This would get things rolling again with moderate sized storms.
Keep watching the MJO progress on the sidebar. If it can stay strong and progress further into the Western Pacific we should see amplification of the jetstream the last week of the month into February with a series of stronger storms. Until then enjoy the nice weather and great snowpack. BA
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