Post by thermalwind on Feb 6, 2021 18:05:16 GMT -6
I have felt the chilly punch of winter this afternoon.
Wind is howling through the valley here with a 500 mb jet max moving overhead. High peaks should be hurricane force tonight. Down here it's just gusting up to 40 mph (estimated). Well it's 24 with that wind. Cuts you deep. Tomorrow should be less windy and sunny. Monday too should be nice. Then a parade of weak disturbances riding the edge of the monster trough driving the soul of winter into the Eastern US.
Post by thermalwind on Feb 7, 2021 19:34:32 GMT -6
The story of today: the wind. Warm west of the front range, frigid east of the front range. That temperature gradient has had the wind ripping through here. Consistent 35 mph gusts making for blowing snow and a nice single digit wind chill.
Post by thermalwind on Feb 11, 2021 15:22:14 GMT -6
Been sidetracked by the southern ice watch, but things are about to get interesting along the divide (and it's upstream of all of the Gulf Coast folks here).
Been nice weather most of the week. Lows barely getting into the 10s. Windy, but relatively warm. That is about to change as the impulses that will bring multiple shots at winter weather for the Southeast move over here first.
First off, some mountains:
So for the future, Round 1:
Shortwave swings through Friday, yielding light snow for me and a couple of inches on the higher peaks. Weak west wind and a little lift, enough to squeeze a little snow out.
The more interesting system comes through late Saturday into Sunday. This is the ice maker for the SE come Tuesday.
I'm thinking this system will have 4-6" potential, though we are a little separated from the heart of the energy. Following this, it gets cold. Lows pushing sub zero and highs only in the 20s. We typically bust though if the sun is out and likely get above freezing on sunny days next week. Still will have many waves of energy coming through.
Post by thermalwind on Feb 11, 2021 23:42:53 GMT -6
Oh I've got bad news for you. The ensemble mean temperatures around Breck are frigid come Monday and Tuesday. It'll moderate later in the week. Plenty of snow though. Days of NW flow coming. Northern Mountains will feast on that.
Oh well, at least we get to use all this expensive clothes.
About 7 years ago I went snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier... While I was there I bout this amazing HH (Jelly Hanson) jacket.... It's light... You can crumple it to almost nothing, and it's the warmest jacket I own.... Was on sale. You can't find anything like that down here... No market for skiing and such so no selection.
Though I can't wear it much, spending a little money on a trip still yields benefits.
Post by thermalwind on Feb 13, 2021 1:44:35 GMT -6
Light snow as I turn in. The big storm comes in tomorrow night. Then comes the cold. The NWS has me getting to -5 sunday night. The models are more aggressive, with BV only getting to 6 on Sunday and down into the negative teens Sunday night. Leadville much the same.
Anyway, just a dusting from this Friday as the cold begins to take hold in the Rockies.