Friday March 3 – It will feel a lot more like winter today and the next few days. Strong winds will hold temperatures down into the 30s and much of the day wind chills will feel like the 20s. Combine that with an upper level disturbance and snow showers are possible. A few had arrived last night, but many more of us get to see the flakes fly today.
Before we get too excited, the ground is warm and the squalls of snow will be brief. Some of these will be like intense showers at times , which could briefly cover the grass and drop the visibility. But they will be scattered ad mostly during the day. The bigger story may be the cold and deep freeze this weekend. Some flowers have started to ‘pop’ and the cold could challenge the most sensitive plants. It will also be a reminder that it is too early to start your planting.
Upper Level Energy —-> Slider
This is the vorticity or spin around 18,000 Ft that can help snow showers cross the mountains. The white ‘X’ shows the fort max, or Perak energy aloft. When this passes to our south or overhead, we get the best chance for snow showers… carrying over the mountains. The best support will be mid day through early evening.