Yes we got the top amount of snow I forecasted… and it lasted longer than even the NWS guessed. Figure 1 shows we approached or surpassed 1 inch of snow across most of the town. With temperatures remaining in the upper 20’sF, the roads were icy/snowy for quite a while.
The the jet stream is far to the south (shown a few times this last week in these discussions) and a very juicy storm is rolling to the south and east of us along the Mexico border (Figure 2). We have a front in place and southwest winds moving in (looking like a warm front) but not much in precipitation. We warm up for a few days now.
The longer range forecast:
We warm almost to the 50’sF over the next 6 days before another front brings in colder air and a chance of snow (Figure 3). Looking out 6 days (next Wednesday), the western and higher mountains get snow, but we don’t see anything quite make it to Longmont (Figure 4). With the next front coming in (circled in blue) we do get a chance of snow around here. Figure 5 gives us 1-2″ day 6 and 7 from now (Wed – Fri AM). It’s not much to look forward to, but I’ll take it.