4/6 forecast

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 April 6, 2011

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Good morning!

I wrote this forecast on Drew Parker’s 6am employee bus this morning.

It’s snowing on the hill. The snow level is around 1500’ this morning, and there’s plenty of moisture headed this way on the radar. We’ll see moderate snowfall through 8pm, becoming snow flurries after that. Precip today will total .75-1.0” WV for 6-9” additional snow. Most of that will fall before 4pm. Winds will be W 30-35 this morning, dropping a little bit to W 25-30 by 11am.

Tomorrow looks colder, with the snow level at 500-1000’. However, the sun is so strong that with partly cloudy skies tomorrow we’ll probably see higher apparent freezing levels with the sun affecting snow quality at lower elevations. We’ll see mostly clear skies with a couple of flurries. Wind tomorrow will be NW 15-20.

Friday looks clear, with the free air freezing level at 2000’ early, rising as the spring sun warms the slopes. Winds will be N 10-15, going to NW10-15 around 4pm.

Saturday looks snowy, with the snow level at 2000’. Even so, the atmospheric profile looks pretty stable, meaning the snow will be heavy. We’ll see .3-.5” WV starting around 5am for 3-5” of new. Winds Saturday will be W 20-25 in the morning, building to W 25-30 by 2pm.

Sunday is a long ways out, but holds potential for very messy weather as an upper level low swings up the coast from the south, bringing very strong wind and the (not very likely) potential for above-freezing temperatures on the hill, along with 1-1.5” WV and strong wind. Monday looks epic.

If you want wind, your best chance is gusty westerlies in the upper teens to low twenties in the desert today. The next few days look weak.

Have a great day today!


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