Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday Update....

Not much has changed. See Sunday post for long range discussion in detail. Temps will continue to be mild tomorrow with inversions setting up at night. Thurs night/Fri storm looks to brush us and give as a quick shot of snow and colder air. Storm is pretty wimpy with no moisture but Tahoe could be in the favorable location of the jet as the cold front comes thru. Models show up to a .5 inch of liquid Thursday night which translates to 3-6 inches of snow with snow levels starting at 6000 ft. then falling. Colder air for Friday with highs in the 30's and lows in the teens.

We will quickly warm back into the 40's as the ridge moves in and strengthens over the weekend. By the middle of next week we should be in the 50's with lots of sun. If ridge is as strong as some models predict we could have some places break 60. Lows in the 20's at night with inversions setting up.

Still looks as if the ridge will begin to retrograde back over the ocean starting the weekend of the 17th. Colder air and unsettled/stormy weather should start to return the week of the 18th, although big storms may hold off till the last week of the month when the ridge retrogrades further back towards it's magical location of 150w. BA

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