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Friday, March 11, 2011

Storm Track Moves South, Expect a Stormy Week

A series of storms will move north of the area but will affect our weather and dump snow in the mountains. Right now the EC weather model has 3 separate storms coming in for next week starting on Monday and lasting at least through next Sunday with very few breaks. Each of these storms moves progressively further south and EC is forecast the following for next weekend:


This is a pretty big storm for mid-March and it is tracking south, right through central California. EC is the most aggressive of the weather models for this forecast but all models are pointing toward a very stormy week. GFS has the party starting late Sunday night and shows mountain snow for the next 5 days with virtually no break.

Our ridge to the south has not moved further south, but broken down completely and is reforming to our north which oftentimes means these types of stormy periods.

La Nina generally means an early spring. Somebody forgot to tell that to God! Spring will come in like a lion. This pattern appears to hold together into the foreseeable future. The NOAA PNA, after moving positive is trending back negative, which is another tell tale sign. Did I mention how difficult weather forecasting is this time of year?

My next post will include snow amounts and timing.

Stay Tuned ...

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