Light at the End of the Cold Weather Tunnel?

March 23, 2011

There are hints of a pattern change starting the middle of next week.  I see the GFS, ECMWF, and GEM ensembles from the 12z runs all show higher heights and a disappearance of the cold East Pacific upper level trough.  This would at least bring temperatures up to average.  The GFS would give us temps near 70 next Wednesday and into the 70s next Thursday!  We’ll see what happens, but even in the coldest springs we DO get periods of warmer weather inbetween the consistently chilly weather.  Remember in 2008 we had a historic mid-May heatwave…surrounded on both sides by unusually cool weather.  Between now and then (the next 6 days) cool and wet weather will continue.

I’ll be off on vacation now through the end of next week.  The next post PROBABLY won’t be until April 4th, unless some exciting weather event appears on the horizon.

I had a change of heart at the last minute.  Some of you asked if I could allow discussion to continue here…so I’ll leave the comments on.  If your comment gets moderated (for whatever reason), it might be several days before it gets approved.  I’ll check in only occasionally. 

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen