Blizzard warning for Wyoming

“SNOWFALL AMOUNTS  UP TO A FOOT OVER AND NEAR THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES SATURDAY NIGHT AND THEN BETWEEN 6 AND 14 INCHES OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF THE CWA LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

ALONG WITH THE SNOW WILL BE STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD RESULT AT TIMES OVER THAT AREA LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.”

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=WY&prodtype=discussion

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link


5 thoughts on “Blizzard warning for Wyoming”

  1. OT

    Twice as many Happy Feet: Emperor penguin population much bigger than previously thought

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Twice-as-many-Happy-Feet-Emperor-penguin-population-much-bigger-than-previously-thought/tabid/1160/articleID/250334/Default.aspx

    Scientists used Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images to estimate the population of each penguin colony around the Antarctic coastline.

    The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) researchers counted 595,000 birds, almost double previous estimates of between 270,000 and 350,000.

    BUT there must be a problem (no problem no funding)

    Scientists are worried that in some regions of Antarctica earlier spring warming is leading to loss of sea ice habitat for emperor penguins, making their northerly colonies more vulnerable to climate change.

    ARE THEY STUPID

    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.png
    http://www.climate4you.com/images/NSIDC%20GlobalArcticAntarctic%20SeaIceArea.gif

    And Emperor penguin colonies are on land ice not sea ice. If anything Global Warming would be good for them. It would shorten the distance to open sea to find food.

  2. Yep. The problems the weather service has with these storms is in predicting where the low pressure cell will track as it comes across from California and the Great Basin. Here in Colorado Springs the big dumps come with what they call “Albuquerque Lows.” (We haven’t had any of those kind of storms this year, and it has been very dry, sunny and pleasant here for the most part.)

    When the low pressure cells track further north, like along the Colorado/New Mexico state line, then Denver and points north into Wyoming get the snow. When they track further south, closer to Mexico, then the San Juan Mountains, Trinidad and Walsenberg, Colorado get the snow or rain. Most of the big storms this year have avoided the central Rockies and plains in Colorado, and the best skiing has been at places like Steamboat and Telluride (extreme northern and southern mountains).

    Some years, a pattern develops in the jet stream, and the eastern slope, urban corridor and central mountains get hammered several times from Fall to Spring, but most years are not like that, and that is probably why so many people have settled here. Winters are mild along the eastern slope from Pueblo to Ft. Collins most of the time.

  3. Jeff, most of this storm’s energy should stay well east of Green River though they may have a rain/snow mix.

    Kenneth, I don’t know how I got this one in ahead of you! We now have a winter storm warning here. This is why we don’t plant our garden until June.

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