Before we look at the quiet and warm weather ahead of us, let’s look back at the snow totals. Figure 1 is the 24 hour snow total before the morning of 3/14 (Pi day). I circled the down-slope snow-hole that was featured in the forecast maps for days last week. It was there! The yellows and reds are 6 to 12 inches of snow. Figure 2 is the 48 hour total which is pretty impressive and features our mega-snow hole again (circled).
Looking Figure 3, we received about 3-4 inches across town. I forecasted 2-6 inches, so … pretty good. Figure 4 is Larmier county where the foothills got significant snow. You can scan across the Denver Metro in Figure 5.
Today we are high and dry with mainly high pressure around the state -Figure 6. Boring, but a nice break.
The longer range forecast:
We are sitting with northwest flow aloft into the weekend with a ridge inching toward the state (Figure 7). Each day will be a bit warmer into next week. You can see the temperature trend from the mid-40’sF climbing to the low 60’sF by the end of next week when a bit of rain may arrive. Spring showers?
Looking out 5 days, there is just a small amount of mountain snow now and then, but nothing significant around us.