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Southern California Daily Snow

Spring Starts This Weekend

Summary

A quick chance of snow showers Thursday into Friday morning that may drop a few inches. Dry and sunny weather returns Saturday into Sunday. Next week will be dry as Spring weather comes into the region to warm things up.

Short Term Forecast

We're definitely nearing the end of ski season here in SoCal. Good chance that most if not all ski resorts will be closed in about a month's time. And with the likely lack of substantial snowfalls going forward it's going to be spring conditions most of the time. 

A quick hit of snow is possible Thursday night into Friday morning. The European model paints quite a bit more precip hitting the region than the GFS. If the Euro is right we'd be seeing several inches instead of an inch or 2. But I'm going to temper out expectations and hope to be pleasantly surprised. This system does not have much forcing or a ton of cold air so the likelihood of seeing higher totals is definitely low. 

Here's the WPC blended model:

I think 2 inches is possible to get squeezed out at Snow Valley. So we'll have to see. A quick refresh for the snow is always nice. Winds will be higher with this system into Friday night as well with gusts up to 40MPH at times. 

Weekend

Once this system clears out by Friday afternoon sunny and dry weather is front and center for us. Some breezy conditions will be present on Saturday but temps will be warmer than Friday. From the high 30's to the low 40's between Friday and Saturday. And then Spring really starts in earnest as Sunday highs will be in the mid 50's. This is all for the 8K foot level so at the bases it will really feel warm in the 60's. 

Extended Forecast

Next week is going to stay pretty much completely dry. Temps will dip back down on Tuesday and Wednesday but overall nothing exciting weather-wise all of next week. Winds should stay calm throughout most of the period. Temps will begin to climb back up next Thursday into the following weekend. 

In terms of precip chances I'd say there is almost no chance for any precip all of next week and into early April. The GFS hints at some precip chances later into the first week of April. Here's the GFS ensemble mean showing very limited precip for the 7 day period preceding April 7th. 

Like I said earlier in March I think our last real snowstorm for the one that occurred last week. It's time to enjoy spring skiing conditions! I'll let you know if anything comes into the picture before the resorts close. 

Till the next one... Mike out. 

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