We are back in a quiet and above average (temperature) pattern with high pressure over the state (Figure 1). There isn’t much to say about it except that a storm is again passing to our south (1) while the storm behind it (2) will crash into our western mountain slopes again by the end of the week.
Figure 1: The forecast surface map for Monday PM. From NCEP.The longer range forecast:
The storm (1 – Figure 2) passing to the south isn’t a blip on the radar for us. Storm 2 has a chance of giving us some snow Friday. There is another storm in the distant 10 day forecast, but let’s not get excited THAT far out yet. Figure 3 shows the widespread snow across the northern Rockies, western Colorado and Midwest with this storm and an arctic front headed out of Canada. Figure 4, the GFS, though, suggests that while the western slopes will see widespread 1-foot snow amounts, Longmont is in a hole of nothingness. We’ll keep watching it as the week goes on. (I want snow! *falls to ground and kicks feet having a fit…*)