Post Storm Update
10-14" turned out really good. We got 10.5" here in the valley, so I bet some got more on the ridges. Now we turn our attention to the next snow: tonight into Saturday.
The image to your left is the next system. This system concerns me quite a bit. it is more compact, and has less moisture, but these can surprise you. I recall several times in my life where small systems suddenly dump a lot more than one would expect. I will be watching this very closely. If this system is closer to the coast, then our amounts could increase significantly. I am not forecasting that at this time.
Right now it looks like 2-4" is likely from the early morning hours until 11 am Sat.
We also have to watch out for a potent storm of snow/ice for Tuesday. This system won't be "rain or snow showers." It could be significant as it slides E-SE toward our area. But after that, our warm up begins with the peak of the warmth Sat-Sun. There will be some rain as well.
Meanwhile here is the forecast for today: Sunshine and temps in the mid and upper 30s. Really nice day to melt some of the mountains of snow we now have.
Tonight: Clouds increase. Snow arrives around 3 am. Low: 28.
Sat: Snow ending in the morning. Total snow 2-4". Some afternoon clearing. High: 32. Low: 12
Sun: Sunshine. Cold. High: 22. Low: 0
Really quick update: Heavy snow should last all morning. I still think it will taper off some during the midday and afternoon hours. 10-14" still looks good, but many forecasters are raising accumulations, because of some wild cards:
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Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.