The high wind warnings have been expanded today. Peak winds will occur between 11am and 4pm. Channel 4 news predicted up to 100mph winds in the Foothills in wind prone areas.
End 8am Update.
Super nice decoration-removing weather keeps on going. I almost started on the front yard lights yesterday. There is a lee trough and some moisture moving in, leading to cloudy skies later in the day on Saturday (Figure 1). There is a lot of rainfall and snowfall hitting the western U.S. and desert southwest.
Later today, the trough creating all that unsettled weather moves towards us (red line in Figure 2 over Colorado), but the Rockies will wring out the moisture and we’ll see nothing to nearly nothing but warm down slope flow. A flurry or sprinkle might be possible to I-25 north of Denver tonight and tomorrow AM. Don’t count on it being much (Figure 3).
The longer range forecast:
The snowfall for the next 5 days from the GFS shows up to a foot in places in the higher mountains (what a season it has been on THAT side of the Divide!!) – Figure 4. Even over the next 10 days, we’ll be lucky to see an inch (according to this model – Figure 5).
WeatherBell.com is still asserting its Winter forecast. Figure 6 shows us just a bit below normal in temperatures. Figure 7 has us a bit above normal in snowfall. A lot of catch-up needs to occur for this forecast to still come true. We’ll watch it here!