Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Update on the Thursday Storm....

The weak storm moving in to our North on Thursday was shown by todays forecast models to track a little further West down the Sierra. That increases our chances of seeing some snowfall. Even with this track the storm does not have that much moisture to work with and we should only see a few inches at best.

There will be some more cold air before temperatures moderate back into the 40's this weekend. Next week the pattern looks to stay pretty quiet. There will be a storm that hits the Pacific NW the middle of next week but that storm looks to stay to our North as the ridge stays off the coast continuing to block storms.

Christmas weekend the forecast models are showing the jet stream continuing to push further down the West Coast bringing the storm track closer to CA. There is the chance of a storm making its way down the coast around Christmas Day.

Long-range models are sugesting the last week of the month we could see a ridge replace the trough near the Aleutian Islands, and a trough replacing the ridge in the Eastern Pacific. This is the first time they have shown this possible setup in over a month. If that pattern shift takes place we would see the jet stream and storms finally blast into CA. Stay tuned...BA

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