Snow PicturesSeptember 23rd, 2013 at 12:52 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out the live picture on the left at Noon from Monarch Pass, Colorado. The plows were out to clear US 50. Check out the webcams at the Arapahoe Si Area west of Denver. The picture on the right is on the highway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. This morning the temperature at Anaktuvuk Pass AK was 14. Bettles had a high/low of 31/17 yesterday PM and this AM. The average date of our first measurable snow in G.R. is Nov. 9. That’s about 6 1/2 weeks away. I think our first snowflakes will come before Nov. 9 this year. From the NWS in Wyoming: “WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE… MAINLY WEST OF THE DIVIDE…WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO 5000 TO 6000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.” And from the NWS in Idaho: “A DEEPENING PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING STRONG WINDS TO THE SNAKE PLAIN AND SNOW TO THE CENTRAL IDAHO MOUNTAINS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS ABOVE 7000 FT WILL BE AROUND 5 TO 7 INCHES FOR THE TWO-DAY PERIOD.” For weather geeks: PNA goes positive, recurving typhoon Pabuk, NAO going negative all imply a cool shot for the Great Lakes for the first week of October.