A minor system comes in from the northwest on Tuesday.  Here are the model forecasts:

3” – WRF Model

2” – Canadian Model

1” – American and European Models

On Wednesday, a closed low goes south of our patrol zone with hopefully a little wrap-around / upslope snow.  Here are the model forecasts:

3” – Canadian Model

2” – American Model

1” – WRF and European Models

Then on Friday another system comes in from the northwest (though the WRF Model sees it coming in quicker and with an upslope potential).  Here are the model forecasts:

6” – WRF Model (through Thursday evening)

2” – Canadian and European Models

1” – American Model

This weekend, it should be partly cloudy with Sunday the warmer of the two days.

Retrospective Discussion:

For those curious, it looks like our patrol zone’s 24 hour snow record is safe, though Mountain High Ski Area, CA reported a whopping 65” in 24 hours in the storm I discussed in my last post.  Closer to home, Eldora reported 2”, in line with the Canadian Model’s solution, and more than either the European’s model’s 1” prediction or the American Model’s ½” prediction. 


-Jordan (Monday (2/27/23) evening)

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.