It's a balmy -9 this morning. We picked up another 5 inches in the past 24 hours bringing the storm total to 20 inches, and the 6 day total to 2 feet.
It's going to stay cold into the first part of the week, and then temperatures will start to moderate back to seasonal norms. Looking at the forecast for the next two weeks the models have come into great agreement the past 24 hours. They have a more amplified ridge off the coast and over the West, and anchor them there over the next 2 weeks keeping us mainly dry.
The first system Thu/Fri impacts the Pacific NW and the trailing front splits apart as it hits the back of the ridge over the West. We may see some light snow showers at best. The same happens with the second system next weekend. The storm track in the long-term stays to our North. The good news is that this is new in the past 24 hours and could change again just as fast. Also, the forecast models are wrong all the time and now is a time for us to root for them to be wrong.
There is a lot going on in the global patterns right now. Stay tuned as we monitor the changes...BA