We’re currently enjoying sunny and warm days under a ridge of high pressure. That, happily, will change soon.
A system currently to the west of Oregon moves over Colorado on Sunday and Monday. As often occurs this time of year, as soon as the system passes over our mountains, it will form a Colorado low, which hopefully will drive moisture back towards our patrol zone. Easterly winds look decent on Sunday afternoon into Monday to produce snow. That said, at this time it doesn’t look to be nearly as big as our last system, but that could change as it gets closer, and it still looks like a decent system. Here are the various model forecasts for our patrol zone from Saturday evening to Monday afternoon.
American Model: 17”
UK Met Model: 13”
Canadian Model: 11”
European Model: 6”
A second, but as of now weaker looking system from the northwest, will hit us right after the first system is done. Here are the various model forecasts for our patrol zone for Tuesday/Wednesday:
American Model: 5”
European and UK Met Models: 3”
Canadian Model: 2”
All in all, it’s great to be looking at the second big spring style snowstorm already. Fingers crossed this keeps up.
-Jordan (Thursday morning)
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all forecasts are for 10,000’ in exposed areas. References to American Model are the American (GFS) Model. References to the Canadian Model are the Canadian (GDPS) Model. References to the WRF Model are the CAIC WRF Hi-Res Model. References to the European Model are the European (ECMWF) Model.