February 19, 2010 - Monday Storm Discussion

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Models continue to change the forecast of Monday's storm system - read all the details in today's blog!

Did everyone see the new blog picture!? I love my snowflakes!

Back to business, we have another storm system on our hands. Hold on everyone, the active weather pattern is coming back to life. Models have seemed to agree on a few things, but others remain uncertain.

Most models are trending towards a warmer solution, which opens up another can of worms for the Valley - flooding. We have four storms worth on snow on our grass and mountains of snow on the side of the road. Try to clear as many obstructions (in gutters, to sewers) as possible before the rain starts falling!

The northern Valley may see the precipitation start as a mix of ice and snow, but it doesn't look like the cold air damming is strong enough to hold on throughout the duration of the storm. It breaks down shortly after the onset of precipitation. Colder air moves in behind the low pressure but the majority of the precipitation should be to our east. The higher elevations will receive another round of upslope snow.

Timing remains a little up in the air with the models. Some have it affecting us as early as Monday morning and others have it waiting until the evening rush hour. The majority of the precipitation should be over by the mid morning hours on Thursday. Lighter precipitation may hang on a little longer in the northern Valley, with a switchover back to snow possible.

Cold air rushes back into the region with high temperatures returning back to the 30's by Wednesday.

But this isn't the end - models are flirting with the idea of another storm Thursday into Friday - and this time, cold air is in place.


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