A Silver (White) Lining

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I told you last week that we would be in an unusually above average temperature pattern for the next 5 to 7 days.

 Well, that's still true BUT we are going to break off just enough cold air to get a little shot of snow in the middle. 

(The aggregate next 7 days temperature-wise. Plus 15 F or so...) 

 

So how is this snow going down? 

Well it's basically a "continental low" pressure system, meaning it's neither a true Alberta Clipper nor a true Nor'easter (sorry brah).  On a computer model chart it looks like this:

 

Not exactly awe inspiring I know, but these little things are surprisingly efficient snowfall producers. That's especially true JUST north of the warm front where warm air advection snow tends to be stratiform and heavier.  

The snow will begin Tuesday night and last into probably mid morning on Wednesday. Snowfall rates will never get crazy, probably staying in the 1/2 to 1" an hour range...but it'll be enough to freshen up the slopes.

 

I've got the Loaf in 1-3" but probably good for a bit more at the top. 

Should be enough to make Wednesday afternoon:

Carson out.

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