We’re currently under a ridge of high pressure.  Two week systems approach Colorado, one from the southwest and one from the northwest, that may give us a touch of snow on Wednesday – though the American, Canadian, and WRF Models are all calling for just a dusting.  Temperatures turn colder with this system (which at least is good for ski area snowmaking).  After the Wednesday system, a ridge of high pressure returns and warmer temperatures and sun are in store from Thanksgiving afternoon to the edge of forecast fairyland.  The systems all look to be passing to our north.  Hopefully more interesting weather will be in store soon.

Retrospective Discussion:

Our patrol zone seems to have gotten 2-3” of snow on Saturday, and 1-2” of snow on Sunday.  So, all models happily underpredicted the system, with the Canadian and WRF models doing better than the American and European Models.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

-Jordan (Tuesday 11/23 afternoon)

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.