Saturday, February 19, 2011

April in February........

Northstar picked up another 16 inches in the past 24 hours bringing the storm total to 8 feet 2 inches. We are now only 4 inches shy of 400 inches. We hit 400 inches last year in the big snow year, but not until April 5th!

Snow will become showery today with only a few more inches expected as the main low rotates inland. Then tomorrow through Tuesday we should see the sun with cold temps with highs in the 20's.

A slow moving cold low moves down the coast starting the middle of the week. This will bring a return of snow starting some time between Wednesday and Thursday, and lasting into the weekend. Current models are throwing out liquid amounts of 2-3 inches and snow ratios on the mountains will be 20:1. It's too early to make an accurate prediction, but it looks as if we will pick up somewhere in the 2-5 foot range over the 2-4 day period if the storm stays on the current projected track. Models tend to increase amounts as these kinds of storms get closer as we learned with this storm.

The pattern stays favorable for some stronger storms going into the first week of March as the PNA stays negative and the ridge is out at 160w. BA

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