Are you ready for a little sunshine and maybe a storm?


I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from a little bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The acronym seems to fit. This last weekend, I got to the point that I finally took a drive up Highway 55 until I broke out into the sunshine! I finally saw my shadow at Banks. I just stood there and tried to soak up as much sun as I could. But, sure enough, when I turned around and drove down the canyon I got SAD once again.

Last week the computer models were suggesting that we would see some kind of break in the pattern in about 10 days. Well here I am back to work on this Monday and again today, the models are showing that we might get a chance to see a little sunshine by the end of the week followed by a chance of some storminess later this weekend.

Remember that an inversion occurs because cold air gets trapped in the valley locations. This condenses the moisture in the air creating the low clouds and occasional fog. All we need for some kind of a front or change in the flow that would stir the air enough to allow warmer air down to the valley floor. Well, it looks like the first of a series of disturbances will move in late Wednesday. This could trigger a slow stirring of the air that would allow at least a mix of sun and clouds on Friday and Saturday. Plus, we could see temperatures warming into the upper 30’s! That’s better than the mid 20’s we have seen.

How about a storm? The models are also showing some kind of a storm late Sunday. I wish I could tell you the mountains will get a pounding. But, it’s just too early. At best, all I can be in “cautiously optimistic” that something should happen by the end of the week and this weekend. At this point, I’ll take anything. It’s that, or I’ll have to keep driving into the mountains to get my vitamin D.

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