Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a bit precarious... (am.23.feb.11)>

it's mostly cloudy early this morning, with a temp of 47.5F (8.6C).  no precipitation in the rain gauge yet.

all the data i am looking at this morning indicates that we are in for a long spell of unsettled weather, thanks to a persistent trough of low pressure just to our west over afghanistan and pakistan.  this is not an intense or particularly strong weather system, but it is going to be able to stir up quite a bit of cloudiness, along with some shower activity for the next several days.  most of the rain in our area should be of the light and scattered variety, but as i mentioned last night, some of our computer model data is pointing to a period or two of more moderate rainfall, especially between thursday and saturday.  if you have outdoor plans between now and the weekend, it might be good to have a "plan B" in mind.

temperatures are going to remain below normal for this time of year, but the snow line should stay well above us here in mcleod... most likely around 2100-2300m (6900-7500ft)... with heavier snow likely with increasing elevation.  stay tuned for updates!

WEDNESDAY:  a few glimpses of sun... otherwise mostly cloudy skies.  a few light showers may develop as the day goes on...
high: 13C (55F)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers.
low: 9C (48F)

THURSDAY: mostly cloudy and cool with a good chance of a few showers.  a thundershower is also possible.
high: 11C (52F)

FRIDAY: periods of rain likely, along with a thundershower or two.  breezy and cool.
high: 10C (50F)

SATURDAY: clouds, perhaps a couple of peeks of sun.  still a good chance of a few showers.
high: 11C (51F)

SUNDAY: mostly cloudy and chilly, with a good chance of more showers.
high: 9C (49F)