Wednesday December 29th, 2010

Greetings and welcome!

A check of the weather this morning did not show a lot of change.

We are still in for some light rain or freezing drizzle starting tonight.

Tomorrow is expected to bring light rain and mid to upper 30s.

The temp is not expected to go below freezing Thursday night.

Friday looks like light rain and more upper 30s.

Friday night into Saturday temperatures are expected to crater and bring a little light snow.

Saturday looks cold and in the teens with the typical after storm winds.

My hope of the second storm moving a little east and bringing us snow does not seem to be materializing on the models.

It does not sound great, but it could be worse. At various points tracking this storm I have seen scenarios with an inch and a half of rain, and temps as high as 48. Yes some were pretty ugly. By comparison our current forecast of a storm total 0.25-0.5″ of rain sounds much better. If our temperatures really do stay under 40, as currently predicted, we might get off easy on this one as far as trails go. It might even be beneficial.

At times travel conditions over the next few days will probably deteriorate. There is freezing rain and drizzle possible tonight and tomorrow morning. Once the warmer moist air comes over the cold snow we will likely see fog. The NWS is warning about the possibility that once the front passes New Year’s Eve dropping temperatures could refreeze roads back up overnight and make them slippery, especially with a little light snow.

From what I see along the roads, trails remain in good condition.

Well, I am on a mission today and the clock is already closing in on me. I am not a fan of today’s 4:17 sunset.

Have a good Wednesday and thank you for visiting!