Happy Valentines Day everyone!
We warm to mid 50’sF again today with some more down slope winds and compression ahead of a weak cold front slipping in from the northeast (Figure 1). This front will make it back to the lower foothills tonight before pulling away tomorrow.
With this front, we’ll see clouds increase and a chance of showers (snow) this evening (Figure 2). The snowfall through Saturday noon is minimal here in town, but quite impressive in the nearby mountains (1.5 feet in many places – Figure 3).
The Valentines Night forecast: Breezy, with snow flurries possible. temperatures just above freezing at dinnertime and dropping to freezing before midnight. Cloudy skies (not much of a romantic moon out, but it will be up just past 1st quarter).
The longer range forecast:
We return to the 50’sF on Friday but a much stronger series of cold fronts begin to hit Saturday PM. By Monday morning we are cold enough to stay below freezing all day and are about 15F below normal (Figure 4). Amazingly cold air is sitting out just east of us. The 10 day snowfall is now sitting at 3-4 inches from the GFS (Figure 5).