Saturday March 5- Was yesterday winter’s last stand? Well, there is one more shot of snow showers tonight, then the pattern makes an abrupt change. The large view focus is back on El Nino and the river of storms off of the Pacific Ocean that will slam into California and the west coast. They need it, but they don’t need the problems with flooding and mudslides that will follow. But as it often the weather case: Stormy Out West, East Gets The Best. This is what next week looks like:
But first, we must deal with a little clipper tonight. I am showing the upper level pattern since I don’t think the modeling is handling this well. But in short, plan for rain showers this evening. Then a chance to snow showers tonight as temperatures cool down. There is a chance for a dusting to maybe a lucky 1 inch on the ground Sunday morning. However, back into the upper 40s Sunday afternoon.
Also See: The March 4 snow total report
Spring Surges In!
Here is a look at the jet stream transition over the next week. This is the 500 mb at roughly 18,000 Ft above the ground. It shows the temperature anomaly above and below normal. But rather than get into the fine details, the color coding really tells the storm. Glide through the slider and see how warm air spreads, then dominates the eastern US next week.