We have one quick shot of wintry weather Wednesday night, and it will leave behind a sold Thursday. The mountains could wake up to between 2-12 inches of snow depending on specific location, while the valleys could still see a few snow showers overnight, any accumulations of any note will likely be confined to the foothills.
Thursday itself will be chilly but dry, with the high temperature dropping to the mid to upper 40s. Friday will bring sunny skies with highs back into the upper 50s which will then climb to9 the upper 60s on Saturday.
The next cold storm will move through the region late Sunday into Monday, with a chance of snow returning to the region.
Nate asked: “I’ve often wondered why we don’t get more damage than we do when we get these strong winds. Perhaps the air density at this altitude makes comparable velocities less damaging than at lower altitudes. If that is the case, is there a method to calculate the actual force or perhaps differentiate damage from a 100 mph wind at sea level and at 5000 ft. elevation?”
There is, and I’ll tell you more tomorrow.