Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A look ahead

Remaining mild and spring like for the next week or so.  Monday/Tuesday look to be quite wet.  Later next week will have a cooling trend with below normal temps likely.. But not snow.  I think there no more snow this spring...unlike the US front range.  Ouch. (map courtesy of Weather Bell)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quick post again...

Am I getting out of Dodge just in time?
Maybe.  Total snow over the next 10 days about a foot, according to the ECMWF.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A quick look ahead.

Snow tonight, 2-4cms looking like.
Warmup to rain on Thursday.
Back and forth pattern for the next while but generally cooler than normal.
HOWEVER, it is looking like mid-April for the flip to real spring.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking forward...

The next couple days will see us get the coldest air on the planet, relative to normals. It will be about 11 degrees C below normal but will moderate as the week progresses.
Thursday will see a small system coming that will be milder than today, giving more precip of the liquid kind than frozen.   Likely another cold shot next weekend.
Longer term, unfortunately the mean temperatures will continue to be colder than normal, likely until at least mid April, interspersed by warm day teases.
The next two weeks according to GFS Ensembles, maps courtesy of WeatherBell.

Week 1

Week 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Looking forward...

It's been a nice couple of days and the snow is melting fast.  Yet as I have been twittering (ahem @YFNWG_Ott), winter isn't done.   A cold front is coming through this evening dropping temperature more than 15 degrees from current temperature.   There will be merging of a clipper and a storm coming from the south on Saturday (see pic from A/W)  This will give us 5+ cms of snow Saturday into Sunday.   The GFS and Euro are more enthusiastic about the snow than the Canadian.

Beyond that, after a day or so of mild temps early next week, there will be a period of below normal temps with the obligatory chances for snow.  There is indication on the ensemble models that this will generally be the case into April.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Quick post from TKD

Waiting for the boys at TKD,  admiring the full moon on a crisp evening.  

After the cold in the next couple of days, we will get a few cms of snow on Saturday and a flurry or two on Sunday.  Tuesday through Thursday will be mild, slightly above normal.

Again, I've joined the twitter-sphere @YFNWG_Ott mainly to provide more up to date weather information and news.  And whatever else catches my fancy.   The blog will remain for longer posts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Longer term

Initial indications are that a mid-March period starting about the 13th will be milder than normal, a thaw so to speak.

However, indications are also that this will not last indefinitely.  Late March into early April is looking cooler than normal.

Snow maps

To illustrate my previous post.