Very abnormally warm weather is settling in. Some models raise temperatures to 60F or higher Sunday. Another storm is lurking in the Monday night to Thursday morning time frame, but the precipitation will likely remain far to the east of our part of the state (with snow up in the mountains- as usual). The cool down associated with this system is also minimal. We bounce back to the upper 50'sF for the next weekend again.
The previously mentioned mid-week storm is vanishing into the computer-model-ether. We have a mostly dry 7-10 day period ahead of us with a hint of another (fake?) storm coming early next week. Temperatures will remain almost 10F above normal day and night over most of this period.
Update 1/17 8am: Next Storm/Next Snow Forecast Discussion from the Cherrywood Observatory – January...
Dry and above normal temperatures (normal is 44F for a high and 11F for a low) continue into the middle of next week. A dry cold front will kick up winds and cool us to normal for a day Friday afternoon into Saturday. There is a hint of a snow storm late next week (if it holds together!).
Hold on, I'm looking something up... tedious, dull, monotonous, repetitious, unvaried, dry... OK those were synonyms for boring. Except for a slight chill and a couple of dry cold fronts, Longmont will see very little variation in the weather for the next week or more. That just means that exciting winter weather is building up for a big hit later this season! (I hope.)
Update 1/11 11am: Next Storm/Next Snow Forecast Discussion from the Cherrywood Observatory – January...
Friday will be chilly with a chance for showers and snow showers throughout the day ending mid-late afternoon. We warm to the upper 40's F to near 50F for the most of the next 9 days with only a blip-on-the-radar chance of showers mid-week next week. Where is our exciting winter weather?
Update 1/8 5pm: Next Storm/Next Snow Forecast Discussion from the Cherrywood Observatory – January...
Abnormal warmth is in place with down slope flow and a ridge aloft Tuesday/Wednesday. Our first cold front slides in Wednesday afternoon making things chilly on Friday and bringing in a chance for a bit of snow. Another front arrives Saturday with a small chance of snow Sunday AM. A third front comes in Tuesday afternoon followed by a third small chance snow. None of these are going to make headlines - as it looks now.
Quiet weather Alert! We warm up to above normal through mid-week and remain dry. We have a super tiny chance of rain/snow Thursday PM and Friday AM. We cool down to below normal for the end of the week and into next week (but only by a few degrees). There are small chances of precipitation at the start of next week as well. End Quiet Weather Alert.
1/4 9pm Update: Next Storm/Next Snow Forecast Discussion from the Cherrywood Observatory – January...
The only thing interesting over the next 10 days in the weather will be the (modest) temperature swings. We heat up to maybe 60F or higher Saturday. A cold front brings in a tiny chance of rain/snow late Sunday night (but don't bank on it) and a cool down. We warm up again pretty far above normal for Tuesday/Wednesday before a cold front cools us to a bit below normal for the end of the week and weekend. I might have to take up BASE jumping for some excitement.
We have a strong jet stream flow from the northwest most of the next 10 days. This means periods of warm down slope winds (especially for this weekend) and quite dry conditions. The mountains will keep getting periods of snow when moisture blobs travel in on that river of air flow aloft.
After a rough weekend, we re-enter quietness. We are below normal for Monday then back to normal temperatures Tuesday. There will be ongoing shots of snow for the mountains, but our next eastern plains snow chances hold off until next weekend.