I just looked at this blog and I realized that it has been EIGHT MONTHS since the last time that I posted something here. That is FAR too long. I apologize, but when you’re living life and working two jobs, non-essential things tend to get pushed to the side. At any rate, while I have some time let’s see what’s under the hood…
SEASONABLY COLD: We note the upper air pattern has Canada wide open, with cold air diving down in a trough from north of the border. Have a look at this chart:
You can see the Canadian air for sure on this, the trough all the way down into Texas and New Mexico. The upper air look shows the trough and the cold air as well.
PATTERN RESET ANYTIME SOON?: Well, from the looks of it, forecast data is advertising a brief warm-up for the Front Range over the next few days. After we get through a very cold Monday where highs struggle to get to and hold freezing, we should see some ground gained north of 32, with readings into the 50’s for Tuesday and Wednesday, as a bit of upper ridging builds and forces the cold polar air back north, closer to the international border.
The map above shows the GFS model’s idea of a high temperature for Tuesday, and here’s Wednesday’s map:
This will help melt some of the snow we picked up Saturday.
CHILLY COMES BACK: For the latter half of the week, Thursday and Friday, Old Man Winter comes reminds us of his presence, and we keep readings around 40 for daytime highs, which is a bit below the seasonal average of 47 around the area. For the weekend, we’ll get back to some slightly above average conditions, with temperatures in the low 50’s.
CHASERCON: For you weather buffs, especially the severe weather fans, the 20th Annual ChaserCon will be held in Denver this coming weekend, starting with an icebreaker and social Friday night, then the convention on Saturday and Sunday. As it stands now the forecast will be seasonably mild with daytime highs in the upper 40’s or low 50’s and I’m not seeing anything in the way of precipitation.
Here’s the forecast for the Denver Metro and surrounding areas including Commerce City and Lakewood:
I hope that you have a great rest of your Sunday!