A large ridge of high pressure will keep our temperatures well above the seasonal averages and will also keep our skies clear. Wednesday’s high will top out somewhere near 80 degrees, after which a cold front will pass by to our north, dropping Thursday’s high back into the mid-70s, but the skies should remain clear throughout the rest of the week. Temperatures slowly climb back to 80 by the end of the weekend.
David had a question about our total yearly precipitation: “I was wondering how much of our precipitation comes in the form of snow? After moving here from Olympia, WA and getting 50” a year, it seems like most comes in the form of snow.”
That’s a tough question to answer, because it can change so drastically from year to year. Some winters are mild enough that we hardly get any snow down here at all, while others are cold enough that pretty much everything that falls in the winter is in the form of snow. It also varies greatly from community to community in the Great Basin.
I’ll talk more about this tomorrow.