But the game’s not over yet!
Our two best players on the ‘snow team’ were benched much of the winter. But now, they’re back and ready to give each other the assist to get the job done. There are no guarantees in this game but…
Player #1 – unusual cold – this player hits by mid-week and really hustles in for the end of the week.
Player #2 – the snow maker – a disturbance that will drop south near the Washington & Oregon Coasts by mid-week or so.
As It Stands Monday: Big Picture On Washington & Oregon Cold & Snow
- Our chances for snowflakes to the valley floor (with snow in the hills) goes up starting Tuesday night & Wednesday morning. But as of now, I still expect highs on Wednesday to be in the the 40s. It’s tough to get sticking snow most places when that happens but we’ll watch the morning (when it’s cooler) closely.
- It looks like the best day for player #1 (unusual cold) and player #2 (the snow maker) to team up is Thursday. If they have the perfect game then we could end up with accumulating snow on the valley floor with highs stuck in the mid-30s. This would require pretty good snow followed by continuous cloud cover. The clouds would block the sun and snow on the ground helps cool the air. Like I said, this is only if the players have a perfect game.
- If they play an average game, we end up with snow showers off and on Thursday and we see temporary accumulations in spots on the valley floor but sun breaks warm us to near 40. In that case the morning commute could still be an issue but the rest of the day I’m thinking most major roads end up wet.
- Friday – player #1 (unusual cold) really hustles in and steals the show. Player #2 (the snow maker) decides he’d rather play somewhere down south and heads that way. We turn dry and cold.
What I don’t like about this forecast, in general, is that our forecast simulations have promised a lot of low level snow at times this winter and have delivered next to nothing. We’ve been promised snow a few days out – only to have that player benched right before game-time.
If this is the real deal – I wonder if it could be like a scene from my favorite weather freak out commercial?