A mild couple of days
Another strong cold front arrives Friday
Light snow once again possible Friday night/Saturday
An unsettled pattern emerging
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Mostly sunny and milder.
Thursday: Clouds increase ahead of our next storm system. Breezy. Some possible light precip overnight.
Friday: A chance for rain and snow. Breezy. Light snow possible overnight (monitoring).
Saturday: A chance for light snow. Light accumulation is possible.
Sunday – Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, though light precip chances may be added in future outlooks. Cold.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Thoughts (New!)
The cold front coming Friday will bring some northwest winds and a chance for some snow showers or light snow. Anytime we have northwest winds hitting the plateau, we tend to get cloudy skies and snow showers. These can always produce light accumulation. Right now, it’s just not clear how much moisture will be available but these events are often very light events. Models have been trending upward with moisture and that’s why you’re likely seeing other area meteorologists now add snow chances to their forecast for Saturday. I’ll keep you posted as this forecast changes. These events tend to favor snowfall for Mayland, Pleasant Hill, Monterey, and Jamestown (western edges of the plateau).
The pattern remains rather active and unsettled beyond Saturday. Don’t be surprised to see more light snow and/or light rain chances added to Sunday, Monday or Tuesday in later forecasts. That is especially true for Tuesday, as models are now wanting to add snow showers to that day, as well.
Wx Threats for the Next 7 Days
A strong cold frontal passage on Friday will bring a chance for some light snow to the area Friday night and Saturday. Some light accumulations are possible. Details about both the timing and the amount of precip are still being worked out. Stay tuned.
Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale
Nothing has changed since yesterday. I’m monitoring this very closely.
On This Day in Wx History
1886 – A great blizzard struck the state of Kansas without warning. The storm claimed 50 to 100 lives, and eighty percent of the cattle in the state.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 79° at West Kendall-Tamiami, Florida
Low: -38° at Antero Reservoir, Colorado
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Freezing rain threatens an area from Iowa to Minnesota. More accumulating snow may fall across parts of New England.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Freezing rain moves east to Wisconsin and Illinois. Accumulating snow is expected farther north across northern Minnesota and North Dakota.
Anyone missing our snow yet. My backyard just doesn’t look the same without the beautiful snow.
In January of 2005, Deep Impact launched on its mission to study comet composition. Upon reaching comet Tempel 1, it released an impactor spacecraft which generated an immense flash of light upon collision, as captured below. It almost looks like a diamond ring!