This could be in interesting week, with a series of storms lined up to come through the region. For Tuesday, the second of three will push through the region, bringing moderate to heavy snow to the mountains, and the possibility of enough snow to the valleys to kick off a Winter Weather Advisory through the day. Snow levels will be marginal for snow accumulations in the lowest elevations (high temperatures could approach 40 degrees) on Tuesday, but 1-4” are a possibility depending on elevation and location (west side of the valley getting more than the east.)


Pacific Satellite/Radar Monday afternoon. Storms are lined up.

Another colder but somewhat weaker storm pushed through the region Wednesday, bringing another round of snow showers to all elevations that could linger into Thursday.

As we head into the weekend, there is some uncertainty as to whether the pattern will continue, but there is some indication that we will build up a ridge of high pressure and at least temporarily dry things out.

El Nino Pattern 1

These storms are a little more typical of the kind you would expect with our strong El Niño in the equatorial Pacific. But tomorrow I’ll talk about how technically, they aren’t the first.