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Saturday, January 14, 2017

rain/snow potential returns... (pm.14.jan.17)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 39.3F (4.1C)
High temp: 46.6F (8.1C)
Precipitation: none

The circulation center of an area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere is located over east-central Iran this evening... and is on its way eastward.  We've seen a big increase in mainly high clouds today, as we were expecting, as this system attempts to tug a warmer air mass northward ahead of it.  Most of the ingredients in association with this latest storm system are not in the same dynamic category as what we were dealing with last weekend, but still, precipitation chances will be on the increase during the coming 24 hours or so.

A couple of the models are showing the freezing level running precariously close to our elevation (again), especially very late Sunday night into mid-day Monday, with the heaviest precipitation expected to occur during that time frame as well.  So we get to keep an eye on the slopes above for the second time this season, to see if that snow line might flirt with McLeod before the wet weather winds down sometime late Monday.

The rest of the week, and month, look to be on the unstable side, so we still have an active pattern ahead of us.