There Is Always The Weather

Snow showers are forecasted to break out mainly in the mountains above 9,000 feet today in response to a cold front draped across the NW portion of our state. As it moves south it will weaken as we have seen happen lately. Still, areas around Red Mountain Pass could get a few inches of snow. Models indicate Wolf Creek could also get a bit of snow. I don’t think anyone below 9,000 feet will have much to worry about.  Behind the cold front, we will cool off below freezing in most areas by tomorrow morning, so if you have vegetation concerns take precautions.

In the last update, I talked about how the models were trying to converge on the direction the pattern is headed towards next week. The GFS is showing that transition as evidenced in its 10 and 15-day snowfall totals. The Euro and Canadian operational models only have a 10-day parameter, so we are not exactly comparing apples to apples.

Here is the 10-day GFS

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The 10 day Euro

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And here is the 15-day GFS doing its best impersonation of Snowmaggedon.  For now, we will take it under advisement and hope for the better. If we could get all of the moisture without the snow I think we would all be a lot happier.

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I apologize for missing the post I promised yesterday. On a personal level, I lost a very good friend to the Corona Virus. He lived and worked in the D.C. area. He had been sick since March 6th and they did not admit him into the hospital until March 25th after he contracted Bacterial Pneumonia and was positively diagnosed. He was on a ventilator by his second day. Things got worse and worse, he was placed on dialysis Tuesday night and I got the phone call he had passed yesterday morning. He was strong and healthy, had no conditions or previous ailments that would have predisposed him or put him into a vulnerable situation. 54 years old,  loving wife and family, a daughter in college and a son in High School with another son in middle school.

What makes it hard is that I don’t think that people understand is that you are isolated, no one from his family was able to see him before he passed. Now no one is sure about funeral plans or a service, it is just pretty helpless.

I hope I didn’t bum everyone with this. I thought writing about it might help me deal with it better. I am not sure if I accomplished that goal. Make sure to reach out to friends and family during these times.

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5 thoughts on “There Is Always The Weather

  1. Frank Masiarz

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend…too young. My condolences !! Serves to emphasize the serious nature of this pandemic. Predictions of many more of our citizens to succumb to it.

    Take care !!!

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  2. mbkeiltyyahoocom

    I am so sorry for your loss, your friend’s family, and the whole world right now. Thank you for carrying  on what you do so well. I find following the weather is much like what we’re doing right now regarding  the pandemic. We look at and listen to different models and authorities then try to puzzle them out. We hear predictions we like the best. Some of us prepare for the worst, while others carry-on as if the storm missed us. I’ve got boots, shovels, a pantry full, and five rolls of toilet paper. I intend to weather this storm, and like everyone who endures it, come out wiser for it.  Yours in sanctuary,Maureen 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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