Spring/winter storms are not uncommon this time of year, and we have a pretty typical one heading into the region. The strongest part of the storm will arrive late Wednesday through Thursday morning, with snow levels that will drop from around 7,500’ Wednesday afternoon to around lake level Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the mountains Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts should range between a few inches at the lake to a foot or more on the crests.
In the valley, strong SW winds will shadow out a lot of the precipitation, but some spillover precipitation should occur late Wednesday into Thursday morning. After a break on Friday and Saturday, a slight chance of showers returns later in the day on Easter Sunday.
So what meteorological record equals 1,307 feet? All you have to do is ask Matt Suter, and I’m sure he’ll be glad to tell you. Of course at this point, he’s glad to be talking at all.
1,307 feet is the distance that the 19-year-old Suter covered in the air after he was sucked out of his mobile home by a tornado ten years ago. I’ll give you the details tomorrow.