Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter is Just Around the Corner!

Long range starting to look interesting on the prospects for big snow!

There is a storm pushing through the area tonight, but the most snow we'll see is maybe a dusting up on the crest. Another storm moves by to our North Friday/Saturday won't do much more than bring us some clouds or maybe a snowflake.

The Negative NAO has been responsible for the blockage in the weather pattern and also the record cold pouring into the middle and Eastern half of the country. The first 5 days of January 622 record lows and low highs were broken across the country, and 236 were tied. The NAO has begun it's slow progress towards nuetral which should ease the block and allow the ridge to move Eastward starting next week. Models are catching on and show a small storm for next Tuesday and another small storm on Wednesday.

The trend should continue with small storms taking aim at the West Coast into the following weekend. Beginning the third week of January (the week of the 18th) it looks as if a true El Nino pattern is going to try and take shape. Models are already catching onto the idea of the ridge building in from the Pacific NW up into British Columbia, with the jetstream coming under the ridge into CA. This is when we should begin to see larger storms start to enter CA. Thinking that January should be the opposite of March, in like a lamb and out like a lion. Don't be too sad watching the snow melt this week, we are only 2 weeks into winter and there is plenty more to come. The fun may not even have begun yet.......BA

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."Soregaard

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