The Coming Weather System
Woohoo! I’m at 3200′ but that means I should get some flurries, right? First time this season.
From my SLO Co weather person:
“Partly cloudy skies and relatively cool April temperatures are on tap today as the weather transitions to a wet and unsettled pattern. Today’s maximum temperatures will reach the low to mid-60s throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
“A vigorous cold front will move over the Central Coast on Tuesday morning with strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) southerly winds and moderate to heavy rain. There is also a chance of thunderstorms as the amount of sunlight is rapidly increasing at this time of the year. Total rainfall amounts are expected to range from one-half to three quarters of an inch with possibly higher amounts in the Santa Lucia Mountains.
“Snow amounts in the Sierra could exceed a foot above 5,000 feet, with 9 and 12 inches as low as 4,000 feet and possibly 6 inches or so at 3,500 feet Tuesday into Wednesday.
“The marine layer will return Thursday night into Friday morning with extensive low clouds, fog and areas of drizzle. Another area of low pressure may move through the Central Coast on Friday night or Saturday morning for increasing southerly winds and potentially moderate rain. Unfortunately, there is a good chance the low will weaken before making landfall and only clouds will move through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The next chance for precipitation should be around April 14.“