A Spring Forecast

April 10, 2009

610day.03 Today's 7 Day forecast is a bit more reasonable for April, at least to me.  We have some moderate to heavy rain one day, showers on two others, mostly cloudy on a 4th day, and 3 days of mostly sunny with warmer temps.  Now that's a real nice mix for mid month.  It's been well advertised that it'll be a very wet Easter Sunday.  No changes to that forecast.  At least a good chunk of tomorrow will be dry though.

The map above is one I've shown you before…it shows the 500mb height deviation from average during the 6-10day forecast period.  That would be the middle of next week through the following weekend.  Models are pointing towards higher 500mb heights and ridging in general over the West Coast and western USA.  Our forecast temps around 70 might be a little low for next Thursday and Friday, but I notice the ECMWF and GFS were a bit different.  There's time early next week to adjust the numbers.  The main point is that we can expect drier and warmer weather later next week.  That would be AFTER some chilly air later Sunday through Tuesday…Mark Nelsen