**Note, I’m sitting in the middle of the Hopi Reservation presently with just a trickle of internet. Good thing is, not much is changing with the weather… see you tomorrow! **
Clear weather continues as does the great melt. Figure 1 shows high pressure dominating the entire state. A small, weak, cold front inches back into the state this afternoon (Saturday) and briefly cools us down. Overhead, we still have northwest flow (air from the northwest – as all wind directions are defined by their source direction in meteorology – Figure 2) aloft and a ridge in the west. A storm system is passing Colorado over the next few days, but it is going through northern Mexico.
Figure 3 shows the clouds and cool down Sunday into Monday… the mountains will get a bit more snow (yea.).
The longer range forecast:
The ridge strengthens over the west and we warm to the low 60’s F in time for spring to start on Wednesday 3/20. There are indications of rain showers at the end of the week with a low that tracks over Denver and brings more snow to the mountains. We’ll watch that over the week.