Friday, December 26, 2008

Great Christmas Storm 08 Re-Cap.....

Hope that everyone had a good Christmas, and got out to enjoy the multiple feet of snow. Storm came in strong as expected, but the temps were a little warmer. Temps in town were 32 all the way up until 4 a.m. when the cold front finally came thru. This lowered snow to water ratios to around 10:1 for a good part of the storm. Also, the small wave of energy that was supposed to come in last night and enhance snowfall got ripped apart as it came across and didn't really produce much shower activity. These two factors kept snow totals down about a foot lower than what was anticipated. Needless to say this was still a decent storm. Northstar ended up just shy of 3 feet as of this morning for the two day storm total. Areas along the crest reported from 3 1/2 - 4 feet. I think most areas around town received 12-18 inches.

Today will be sunny and cold so get out and enjoy the fresh snow. The rest of the week temps will warm into the 40's with storms slamming the Pacific NorthWest bringing occasional cloudiness to the area. Will have to watch, if the jet sags just a little we could get some light snowfall. Looks like the trough may break thru next weekend with a decent storm and more cold air.

In the extended models try to push a ridge into the area starting the week of the 5th. Will keep watching and will get into the extended more tomorrow. BA

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