A strong blocking pattern continues in the eastern pacific with no chance of natural snow through Sunday. However, beyond Sunday, the upper ridge pushes east and a series of small short waves will give California a chance for some small storms and light amounts of precipitation.  As usual the ECMWF handles the energy different. However looking at the ECMF ensembles and the GFS Ensembles….the systems do not move from West to East across the state, rather……Either down the coast or as an inside slider. So a continuation of cold and the possibility of snow showery weather next week is the word. Further out, there is a NW slider to keep an eye on later in the month around the 17th. 

Temps will range mostly in the 40s this week with lows in the teens and twenties. No signifacant winds expected this week. Winds will come up next week.

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