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For Tuesday February 23

posted Feb 23, 2015, 3:27 PM by Jay Campbell   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 3:27 PM by Sarah Arnold ]

Well, mountain weather is what it is: if you don’t like it, wait a few hours, it will change.  As you arrive today, snow is dusting the top of the mountain and should make it down to the valley after nightfall.  Tomorrow’s precipitation likelihood has dropped to 25% so we do need to look into the balance of the possibilities for tomorrow.


Winds aloft are not ideal for strong wave formation early in the day.  Winds at 6,000 will be from 250 rather than the ideal 270-300.  There will be a strong temperature inversion at 9,000 feet (as in ideal) and winds at 9,000 on up are from the right direction but do not include a good gradient with winds from 12K through 24K having no gradient at all.  So let’s hope for a slight shift in the 6,000 foot direction.  If there is, there will be good wave but it may well top out a little lower than we would like.


In the negative column, visibility may be an issue.  Snow showers are likely.  Dress warmly.