Short and boring forecast. 

After picking up a couple inches of snow today, we’ll be under a ridge of high pressure for the foreseeable future.  Highs this weekend in our patrol zone will be in the upper 40s to possibly low 50s, with more wind likely on Sunday than Saturday.  If there’s any consolation, this will help start the process of making our snowpack isothermal – but be aware of wet snow avalanche danger as the temperatures get this warm and the sun steadily climbs in the sky.

The models differ on when we’ll see our next system.  The American Model is predicting a small system next Monday (4/5) and Tuesday (4/6), with 2 inches for our patrol zone, while the European and Canadian Models aren’t predicting any snow for the next ten days. 

Happy spring-time everyone.  As a reminder, nearby Berthoud Pass doesn’t hit its maximum snow depth on average (when measuring SWE) until May 1 or 2, so odds are we’ll still have at least a few more snowstorms this season.

-Jordan (Tuesday 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.