On Wednesday, a system from the southwest looks like it will bring a little snow to our region.  (I leave it up to you whether you think we won’t get more snow because (i) it’s mid-winter and these systems tend to move too fast mid-winter, or (ii) I’m finally back in Colorado so it’ll stop snowing.)  Here are the model snow forecasts for our patrol zone:

4” – WRF Model

3” – European Model

2” – Canadian Model

1” – American Model

Then, we’ll be under a ridge of high pressure through about Saturday.  Friday and Saturday look rather pleasant and if you believe the models, without too much wind.  Then, a system from the west moves in on Sunday or Monday.  Here are the model snow forecasts for our patrol zone for that system:

6” – European Model

3” – Canadian Model

Trace – American Model

Retrospective Discussion: I’ve been overseas, so of course it’s been snowing a lot in our patrol zone since I left.  The three Snotels in our patrol zone are showing we’re currently between 110 and 130% of average snowpack right now.   Yeah!


-Jordan (Monday (1/9) 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.