2/9 Forecast

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 February 9, 2011

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Good morning!

Mountain Weather Forecast

Today looks clear, cold and calm, with the free air freezing level slowly rising to 5000′ by 7pm. Winds will be light and variable today.

Tomorrow looks mostly clear, with a few high clouds. The free air freezing level will be at 6000′ by 7am, rising to 7000′ by 10pm. Winds will be variable in the 5-10mph range.

Friday starts off clear, with the FAF at 7000′ early, rising to 8000′ by 1pm when a few clouds start moving in. Winds will be SW 15-20 early, rising to SW 30-40 by 1pm, rising further to SW 40-50 by midnight.

The snow level on Saturday is still up in the air, so to speak. One model shows 5500′-6000′ early, and one shows 4500-5000′ early. Precip starts around 10am, with 1-1.5″ total falling by Sunday morning. At this point, I think we’ll start with a mix of rain and snow at 5500′, possibly freezing rain early, becoming all snow by midday. Winds will be strong, but fortunately they’ll be SW, protecting Meadows from the worst of the storm. We’ll see SW 40-50 early, rising to SW 45-55 middday, holding through the evening. Cross your fingers that temperatures hold at freezing.

By Sunday morning, the snow level will be at 4500′-5000′, but most of the precipitation will be done by then. We’ll have light snow flurries during the day Sunday, with W winds in the 15-20 range.

Have a great day today!


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