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Monday, January 23, 2017

quiet times ending soon... (pm.23.jan.17)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 47.5F (8.6C)
High temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
Precipitation: none

The beginnings of our next storm system are visible on satellite pics and upper-level weather charts as a developing low pressure circulation center over the middle of Iran this evening.  It's been nice to enjoy a few days of relatively mild and quiet weather, but all of that will be coming to an end around 24 hours from now.

The main impacts will be felt here in our immediate area between tomorrow evening and Friday morning... with increasing chances of rain and thunder, some very gusty winds at times, and as colder air arrives Thursday night, another chance of a changeover from rain to snow somewhere close to our elevation.  Overall, temperature profiles look to be a bit warmer than they were for our two previous systems this month, but at least for areas up-mountain from us, that's not going to prevent another dose of heavy to very heavy snowfall from occurring.  Good news for the winter snowpack situation.

As of now, it's looking like most of the significant precipitation will have ended by late Friday morning, with a surprisingly quick warm-up expected over the weekend.