Return of the Snow

April 13, 2009

Drew and I traded shows tonight so I was on at 8pm and he was on…about right…now.  I'm blogging from home.  I ran into snow on the side of the road and slush on the road just slightly above 1,000' this evening on the way home.  At 1,200' the shady parts of the road were white.  I have a trace of slop/slush/snow on everything outside my home right now at 1,000'.  So one last gasp of winter with the snow level maybe dipping to around 1,000' at times in heavier showers overnight. 

Looking at the maps, this probably really is it for the cold weather…warm spring temps are definitely coming back for awhile later this week and early next.  I see 850mb temps are forecast by various models to be up around +12 to +15 deg. C. by next Monday.  That's 80 degree territory, maybe even a notch or two warmer with easterly flow in the 2nd half of April.

Not much else to say, except put any snow totals you get in the comments tomorrow morning.  If some of you in the hills get more than 1/2", let the rest of us know!

Mark Nelsen