After a couple more dry days, it looks like we are going right back into a wet and stormy pattern. Tuesday should bring mostly sunny skies across western Nevada with mild valley temperatures in the 50s. Another atmospheric river type of pattern will send some mid to high level clouds on Wednesday, pumping high temperatures up to around 60 degrees. By Thursday, the river makes its way into our region, bringing valley rain and snow and rain to the mountains. A series of storm systems make their way through the region off and on through most of the President’s Day weekend, bringing scattered valley rain and mountain snow, with snow levels lowering to lake level by the weekend.
“Many are called… but few are chosen.”
I like to playfully use the above quote when people tell me that they like to try and forecast the weather on their own. But I think it’s great when folks investigate all the different hints we get when we just observe the world around us.
Tomorrow, I’ll talk about one thing that we see around here frequently that can tell us a lot about what is going on in the atmosphere.