Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Morning, Final Round......

Snow showers yesterday and overnight got caught up on the crest a little more than I was hoping. Northstar got 11 inches in the past 24 hrs. as of 5 a.m. Areas along the crest reporting 14-20 inches. That puts the storm total over 2.5 ft. at 31" so far, 3 ft.+ along the crest, & 18" in town. Over 7 feet now in the past 11 days on top of Northstar.

Main low is finally moving onshore this morning. Snowfall should pick up around mid-morning and be heaviest this afternoon. Snow showers should continue overnight. Latest models still have over a foot falling by tonight on the mtn. and over 6" in town. We are right on track for the 3-4 feet for a storm total.

A big storm is right offshore by tomorrow, but it will stall just off the coast as there is a quick jam in the progression of storms caused by a big trough in the East that will last a few days. This storm will pump a ridge over us Wed.-Sat. and bring sunshine and temps in the 40's, perfect weather for the Dew Tour finals at Northstar this weekend!

The storm sitting off the coast will be pumping up some decent moisture from the tropics. It looks like this moisture will finally move in sometime around Sat. night. Meanwhile a storm will be coming down out of Alaska & help to push the storm inland, as well as possibly tap into the moisture from the storm. This could be another prolonged snow event lasting into the middle of next week and dropping several more feet of snow. Snow levels could start a little higher with the subtropical moisture but then fall as the cold front approaches from Alaska.

The ridge looks to stay stationary just North of Hawaii thru the first week of March. This will leave the storm door wide open with storms continuing to drop down from Alaska. These will be cold storms since they are dropping down from the North. According to Ed Berry's latest discussion, he believes the ridge will possibly hold over Hawaii well into spring. If this is the case we may be able to get to and possibly surpass average for the seasonal snowfall. Keep your fingers crossed. BA

1 comment:

truckee said...

This is awesome!!! I wish I could read weather like that. Keep up the good work, please.