Another 8.5 inches fell upon Mammoth Mt over night…..Snow showers possible today with highs in the 30s…..Warmest day this week to be Friday with a chance of showers returning this weekend……Models beginning to trend milder by Holiday Weekend?
Wednesday May 18, 2011
Posted at 10:03 am by Howard
Latest RAMSIS showing that most of the action has shifted into the Southern Sierra this morning. However, there is still quite a bit of showers over Western Nevada. Looking a the heights/vorticity from this mornings WRF, there are still a couple of vort centers that have to clear the state today and with the flow backing to the NE later tonight….showers a good bet today with even some up-slope showers tonight into Thursday Am possible. The Dweebs do not expect any more then an inch or two max. It’s cold today with highs in the 30s then 40s Thursday. Friday will be in the upper 50s. The weekend looks cooler then normal with some showers possible Saturday into Monday, but not nearly as cold as it has been.
Longer Range Ponderings……
What is consistent in the global models is that they all keep at least some blocking over northwest North America from this mornings runs. This usually implies a suppressed jet into the west coast for sometime. However, some of the models are retrograding the central pacific upper ridge to the western pacific later next week which would tend to ridge us up. MJO dynamic models not much help. It is likely that clearity will return by the early next week for the following weekend.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………..:-)
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