Last Warm One…
No big changes this morning. The jetstream continue to send warm precip into the West Coast through tomorrow. The snow levels were down around 7000 ft. early this morning but are jumping and should go up in the 8000-8500 ft. range by tonight. The precip will remain light until later tonight into Wednesday.
On Wednesday we’ll see the heavy rain and snow with the snow levels coming back down near 7,000 ft. by evening but most of the precip will be ending. Snowfall amounts will be meager with 3-6 inches possible above 8,500 ft. and a few inches possible down to 7,500 ft. by Wednesday night.
After this system we go into a whole new pattern. One that we see a lot where the ridge will build in off the coast around 140w allowing only cold and maybe light snow next week. And then we wait for the retrogression of the long wave pattern over the Pacific for the ridge to be out near 150w-160w allowing the troughs to dig down further West off the coast and bring in some bigger storms.
We’ll see a cold shot this Sunday and again the second half of next week with the latter having a better chance of bringing light snowfall. The snowmaking will be good starting Thursday night with no inversions due to breezy conditions through the weekend.
Then we wait to see if we can get the cold and snowy pattern going for the week before Christmas. For now it looks like the warm storms are done for a while. Make sure you ask Santa for snow this Christmas. BA
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