Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Confidence Increasing in Storm Chances Next Week

The forecast models continued to come more into agreement today with regards to the storm track next week.  The pattern change is underway with the ridge shifting North already.  The ridge will build over Alaska by the weekend shifting the jet stream that has been hitting up there South downt the West Coast.

The question has been where will the blocking with the ridge setup exactly up near Alaska for next week.  A littel too far West and we just get the Southern edge of the storms to the North.  Over Alaska and into Western Canada the storm track would be further South into CA.

Today a majority of the forecast models showed the storms moving into CA starting next Wednesday and lasting through the following weekend.  It is still too early for this to be set in stone.  We should have a better idea by the end of the week.  But the overall pattern in the Pacific is changing and things are becoming more favorable for storms to finally push in.

If today's forecast models were to verify then we would be measuring in feet next week.  Stay tuned for updates as we continue to take a look at the position of the jet stream and storm track for next week.  BA

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