Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Breather........

Four more inches fell at the resort yesterday making it 10 straight days of accumulating snowfall.  Northstar ended up with 8 feet of snow in the 10 day period.

We are going to have a break now for about a week. Not a completely dry break, but enough that you can rest your shovelling arms. High pressure has built in and we will see sunny skies for the next few days with temps into the 40's on Thursday and Friday.

Friday night a weak storm moves by to our North and may kick off some light snow showers into Saturday, but not much in the way of accumulations. Biggest influence will be that it will cool temps back into the 30's for the weekend and into next week.

Ridge builds back in Saturday for a few more days of dry weather into the beginning of next week. Meanwhile, the MJO has strengthened in the Western Pacific and has stalled as well. It will couple with El Nino conditions to create an active jetstream. The NAO is forecasted to trend positive over the next week which should alleviate any blocking chances in the pattern, and the PNA looks to not go too positive. This should allow the jetstream to once again take aim on CA around the middle-end of next week, bringing CA another series of storms. Stay tuned......BA

"Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One." Benjamin Franklin

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