Southern California Daily Snow
By Mike Korotkin, Meteorologist Posted 3 months ago December 1, 2023
It will be a dry and sunny weekend. Next week we continue the trend of more dry and sunny days. It will warm up significantly by the middle of next week before cooling off going into the following weekend. No storms on the horizon...
Short Term Forecast
As I had mentioned most of the energy from the storm stayed to our North and to our South. So we ended up with flurries and maybe a dusting in places. Certainly was not an exciting event. The next 5 days look equally unexciting. You can see the forecast for Snow Summit below:
Looks like dry weather and warming temps to me. We'll see temps go from the mid 30's today and reach the 50's by next Tuesday. That will take a real toll on all the man-made snow the resorts made over the past week. Sometimes, winter just doesn't really want to take hold until later in the year. It's looking like it might be like that this year... Fortunately, the sun angle is very low this year so it's certainly the best time of year we could experience warmer than average temps.
Overall, the theme doesn't really change for all of next week. Check out the GFS Ensemble Mean for the temperature anomaly across the entire west all of next work week. Warm everywhere and SoCal isn't even the warmest based on average.
In terms of precip.. I'm sure you already know what I'm about to say. We're not likely to see or get any all of next week. Check out the GFS Ensemble Mean for precip anomaly. The Pacific Northwest and Idaho are forecasted to get the lion's share of the precip all the way through Tuesday December 12th.
And most of California is forecasted to get less than the average. You can see on the European Ensemble runs below that some model runs bring something in around next week, but there's limited model consensus. I certainly wouldn't put much stock into it.
It's a slow start and it looks like it's going to stay slow for us. Time will tell when we get our first real event of the season. I'll be getting my Christmas tree tomorrow morning so the next post will be Sunday.
Till the next one... Mike out.
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