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The Week Ahead: Mostly Dry—Occasional Light Rain

Posted: January 30th, 2017

Masonry Pool. Our snowpack isn’t bad, but let’s hope the ridge breaks down this weekend. Photo: AE

 

Forecast Summary
• An upstream blocking high pressure system will continue to keep our weather relatively quiet.
• Light rain/drizzle is likely early tomorrow; otherwise it’s forecast to stay dry through Thursday.
• A low pressure system with light precipitation may approach the region on Friday.
• Extended forecasts suggest gradual warming and occasional showery conditions.

 

Water Supply
• last 7-days (yesterday) precip (USGS): 0.03″ – 0.27″
• snowpack (NRCS as of 1/29, Cedar/Sno/Sky): 21″ SWE, 89% normal
• forecast 7-days precip (NWS/WRF): 0.75″ – 1.25″
• freezing levels (NWS): dropping below 1000′ tomorrow; rising over 4000′ by Sat
• forecast 7-day Snow (NWS): 1″ reservoirs, 7″ passes, 15″ ridges

 

DWW
• last 7-days (yesterday) rainfall (ADS): 0.00″ – 0.02″
• forecast 7-days rainfall (NWS/WRF): 0.36″ – 0.58″
• high-intensity, short-duration rainfall is not likely

 

JRH