Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snowy Weekend?

We saw a dusting of snow from the storm that slid by to our West yesterday.  The sun returned today and we have 2 more days of sun before the pattern begins to change this weekend. There will be several storms coming into the West coast over the next 7 days bringing the possibility of several inches to the mountain.

The first system will be weak as moisture undercuts the ridge in place on Saturday. We should see some light snow showers adding up to and inch or two. Then on Sunday a slightly stronger storm dives in the from the NW bringing cold air and snow. Right now it looks like we could pick up around 3-6 inches of snow by Monday.

There will be another system pushing into the West coast Wednesday and again next Friday. The forecast models disagree on exactly how far off the coast the ridge will be placed. If the ridge is too close to the coast the storms may be kept just to our North. If the ridge is a bit further off the coast like some models suggest we could pick up several more inches Wednesday and Friday.

I will continue to update the forecast daily fine tuning the amounts for this weekend and snow chances for next week. BA

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