Friday, February 24, 2012

Snow In the Forecast

Lots of wind and cold and not much snow will move in on Saturday, but that cold will help to get us some snow next week.

Temperatures in the 40's and 50's today on the mountain will be replaced by 20's and 30's this weekend following a cold front that will move through on Saturday.  There will not be much moisture with this front so we should see mostly wind and maybe a few flakes.  Don't forget to dress extra warm.

Then on Monday a weak system will push through.  There is not much moisture associated with this system either, but the cold air will help to fluff the snowfall.  The forecast models are in pretty good agreement that 1-3 inches could fall at the base and 2-5 inches up top by Tuesday morning.

The next system for Wednesday looks like it could have a little more moisture to work with as well as the cold.  This is still 6 days out but currently forecast models are starting to agree on a 3-6 inch storm with possibly 5-10 inches at the summit.  We will have to continue to watch and tweak amounts with this system.

In the long-range it looks like another cold trough could drop into the West coast the weekend of the 4th bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air and more snow.  Amounts are uncertain this far out but it looks like inches not feet right now with the pattern currently forecasted.  This pattern of cold shots and some snow may continue into the following week.  BA

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