Things are really quiet and becoming mild again, so I won’t take too much of your time today. The great folks at weather5280.com posted an interpolated graphic of actual snowfall from our most recent storm. Impressive mountain snow amounts were seen north of I70 (Figure 1). Figure 2 shows the surface map for midday today (Wednesday) and Colorado is sitting high and dry under high pressure. Nothing notable but a gentle warm up.
In the Longer Range:
Figure 3 shows the jet stream pattern for Thursday morning and we are on the warm side of the jet with warm southwest winds sending us into the upper 70’s.
Our next storm, Figure 4, comes Saturday afternoon when an approaching trough puts a jet maximum over Colorado (higher speed winds in the high speed winds) that can kick off some afternoon and early evening showers. Figure 5, though, from the GFS, doesn’t show any measurable rainfall in our part of the state- at all – at this time.