Saturday, December 27, 2008

Zonal flow will be in place all week. Storms will continue to pound the Pacific Northwest and we will be on the southern fringe. Clouds and milder air off of the pacific. A flat rigde will be over SoCal keeping the storms just to our north. We may get a few showers of rain in town and snow on the mtn. tomorrow and just clouds the rest of the week with plenty of sun from time to time as well. Temps will be in the 40's for everyone and lows in the 20's. Inversions will form on the clear nights.

Trough may be able to break thru next weekend with some colder air and snow. The big feature over the next couple of weeks though is a strengthening negative NAO(North Atlantic Oscillation. This is one of the things we had in early Dec. It blocks the progression of troughs across the country and sets up a big trough along the Eastern Seaboard, bringing cold & snow. It looks as if we will have a repeat to Dec. going into Jan. Eventually in a couple of weeks the trough and cold will back up into the West. Until then we will have much milder and drier weather than what we have had the past couple weeks. Not really warm but back to or just above normal for this time of year. Hopefully we got enough snow to hold us over.

It seems as though after the trough backs into the West we should go into our above normal stormy pattern thru March. I'll let you know the first sign of more cold and snow. BA

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