1-3 Feet of Snow Possible by Next Week

0 Comments 14 December 2012

It was another cold morning with lows dipping down in the single digits.  Today we are seeing an increase in clouds and light snow showers as a weak system splits apart over CA. Saturday we will have a break with the cold temperatures continuing.

Then Saturday night into Sunday morning another weak system moves in with light snowfall amounts of a few inches possible. The change this morning is that is now looks like the next storm will be speeding up and pushing into Northern CA by Sunday night. There won’t be much break in the snow but it should pick up going into Monday. The snow will continue into Tuesday when a cold front will push through bringing what could be the heaviest snow of the 3 days. Totals snowfall looks to be in the 1-3 foot range Tuesday. Should have a better estimate this weekend.

We will have a break next Wednesday with cold temperatures before the next system approaches later Thursday into Friday. One forecast model pushes the system through on Friday with moderate snowfall amounts. Another digs the trough off the coast slowing the storm as it picks up lots of moisture. It then pushes in a slow moving and big storm for next weekend. The other forecast model also has decent storm next weekend as well after the Friday system but not as big. We’ll have to keep watching as the potential will be there for a big storm.

For the Holiday period starting the 24th it looks like we could start with another decent storm. After that it still isn’t clear if we get a short break in the storms or if they continue as some forecast models suggest. BA



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