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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

could it be over?... (am.17.feb.11)

we have partly cloudy skies early this morning and a very chilly 36F (2.2C).  the rain stopped during the late evening... but i recorded another 0.15" (4mm) since last night's post... which gives us a storm total of 3.32" (8.4cm) during the past 5 days.  since the snow : water ratio is generally 10 : 1, that explains why elevations above 2200m (7200ft) received 2-3 feet or more of snow.!

things are looking much more calm and quiet  for the next few days.  the only thing left of our recent storm system is a lingering pool of unseasonably cold air extending from the surface into the upper atmosphere.  if we can manage to get some decent sunshine today, then the surface will warm up a bit... and that could lead to some instability which could trigger an isolated shower or thundershower.  so don't be surprised if there are yet a few raindrops or sleet pellets or random snowflakes around the area later today.  but generally speaking... we are in for some dramatic improvement.

a weak upper-level disturbance will drift through late saturday and sunday, which could stir up another round of light shower action... but it will be only a small nuisance compared to the weather of the past several days.

THURSDAY: a mix of clouds and sunshine.  not quite as cold.  still a risk of a random shower/thundershower, mainly during the PM.
high: 8C (47F)

THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy and chilly.
low: 3C (38F)

FRIDAY: a good amount of sunshine... a bit milder.
high: 10C (50F)

SATURDAY: some morning sun, then increasing clouds.  chance of a light shower by evening.
high: 11C (51F)

SUNDAY: partly to mostly cloudy with a few showers possible.
high: 11C (52F)

MONDAY: partly cloudy skies.
high: 12C (53F)