Dustings of Snow & Cold Weather in the Forecast

0 Comments 28 December 2012

We will see some sun and clouds today as a cut-off low spins down the CA coast. The track of the low pressure continues to be further offshore meaning less snowfall over the Sierra. We could see 1-2 inches tonight from snow showers and then tomorrow a few flakes with a dusting possible.

We are now in the pattern of cold air and dustings for the next 10 days or more. We have another chance of snow showers and a dusting Sunday from a weak system dropping down from the North.

Monday night into Tuesday another weakening system moves onshore and could bring a dusting of snow, followed by the same for Wednesday night into Thursday. The pattern continues like that into week 2 next weekend and the following week. With the ridge too close to the coast to let storms dig down the coast and the ridge to our East splitting apart storms this is the pattern we have for a while.

The good news is it will stay cold preserving the 12 feet of new snow that fell this month on the mountain. Highs will only be in the low 30′s through Tuesday at the base and then into the mid 30′s by the middle of next week, with 20′s on the mountain. Overnight lows will be in the single digits and teens.

We are right around the same place we were snowfall wise on this same date back in 2010 during that huge season. We will be watching the pattern for the first sign of a return to big storms. Stay tuned….BA



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