Merry Christmas! I Got You A Snow Forecast Full of Disappointment!

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It’s Cold!

We may not make it above freezing today.

Dry Air Monster Eating Some Snow Late Tonight

After midnight, a light flurry/snow mix may drive by. Latest HRRR model thinks so. Note this could be a few miles off and miss us completely:

NAM3 model has more precip. Some of it rain, some of it snow/flurries . . .

. . . however, this model also predicts very dry air the lowest levels:

The HRRR model also predicts very dry air aloft:

Thus the Dry Air Monster should eat that snow, leaving us with very little, if anything. No accumulation and no impacts expected.


Things Were Interesting for Thursday, But Now Not So Much

Last night’s run of the GFS model had a rain/snow mix coming thru Thursday. That changed with the early morning run of the same model, which delayed the precip here until Friday. And now the current run (the 12z for fellow weather nerds) has nothing for us Thursday or Friday.

The GFS finally agrees with the Euro, which has consistently kept this system south of us.

Therefore a snow/rain/mix is increasingly unlikely Thursday and Friday.

Next Weekend

The GFS shows a few weak shortwaves passing through Saturday and Sunday, both capable of producing small amounts of snow with highs only 33°. Yet both the Euro and GFS depict weak systems incapable of much precip. Any snowflakes produced would have to battle very dry air aloft, so snow actually making it to the ground appears unlikely.

There’s still time for this to change, but the Sled Index remains set at: garage.

Save the snow for school, kids.