All Eyes on the Weekend

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

Tuesday Update:

Not much change from yesterday’s forecast.  We will see a cool day today with a rapid warm-up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Highs should push into the 70s in the valleys with low 50s on the mountain.  Then, a cold system pushes into the region this weekend with snow developing on Saturday and likely continuing into Sunday in a cold northwest flow.  QPF from this storm is ranging from about 0.75-2.5″ which is quite a spread.  That means that we will have to wait another day to make a snowfall forecast, but right now it looks like we are likely to get at least a moderate storm with chances for a significant weekend storm.  I think we’ll be shredding powder this weekend either way….   WSF

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Summary:

A few clouds and a slight chance for high elevation snow showers today and tomorrow before high pressure takes control for the rest of the work week.  A strong storm system is looking likely for the weekend.  A last chance for ‘Weekend Warrior’ powder?

Details:

There’s a little bit of trailing moisture in a cool flow today and tomorrow.  We should see some clouds and a slight chance for some snow showers in the mountains.  We should clear out by later on Tuesday with rapid warming.  The valleys will reach 70F by later in the work week.  Then, on Friday the winds will pick up as a large trough approaches the west coast.  This trough will push inland by Friday night.  This system is large, and moisture-laden, with plenty of cold air.  Right now, models are indicating a chance for significant precipitation:

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It’s still early, but it looks like heavy snowfall will be likely during the day Saturday, with snow showers likely to continue into Sunday.  There will also be plenty of cold air associated with this storm.  Snow levels likely to fall to valley floors.  All signs are pointing to this weekend being one last blower powder opportunity for the Weekend Warriors out there.  If you’re out-of-towner and itching for one last powder trip, this would be a good weekend to head to Utah as long as current forecasts hold.

Long Range:

Not too much agreement after the weekend.  I’ve seen models waffle between stormier patterns and ridging for next week.  No point worrying about it too much just yet.

WSF





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  • RazorWitz

    Happy Birthday to me!! Planning on getting one last day in on Saturday, my B-day!

  • John Acquavella

    Hopefully this pans out. Arriving Thursday morning and leaving Tuesday night 🙂

  • Andre

    checking frequent flier miles!

  • Andrew Pollard

    DONT INDUCE THE PANIC!!!

  • Tom Bennett

    I’m taking my family to Southern California for spring break Saturday morning, so everyone is 100% assured of getting big powder 🙂

  • Dave Gree

    Any prediction on timing of storm.
    i.e. will Saturday b a pow day?

  • Trace Carrillo

    Everyone stay in LA- it’s too warm here now. All rain.

  • Sean McCormack

    Interesting, the UAC thought today would be much colder, I wish I could have been able to confirm the real mountain temperatures first hand today 🙂
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