Fast moving cold front will push through the area today (Monday). Quick burst of snow expected for the mountains with more wind than anything. Gusty winds could cause lift holds today. We start to clear out tomorrow and Wednesday. Another weak front Thursday looks to be mostly dry. Next good chance for snow not until near the end of March.
Cold front is rapidly approaching the area as of 7:30 this morning. Winds are strong ahead of the front and they should remain gusty behind the front. Snow will develop in the high elevations today but the fast-moving nature of this front should keep duration short and therefore limit amounts to 1-3″, with perhaps slightly more in places. Not a big snow event.
Temps will be much cooler tomorrow but we’ll start to clear out. Wednesday will be warm again before the next front moves in on Thursday. This next front looks almost completely dry now. We’ll only see cooler temps and some wind.
We are in a dry pattern right now. After a February and early March that saw almost constant active weather — and got us near or above normal in snowpack numbers — we have now once again entered an extended break. Luckily, it does appear there is some type of end in sight. For several days now, both the GFS and EC ensembles have supported the idea of digging a large trough into the west sometime around March 26-27. Last time the models dug a trough into the West it failed to materialize, but this time it has the support of the MJO and PNA which lends a bit more credence to this solution. Don’t give up on winter yet, I think there’ll be a few more snowstorms yet late this month and into April.