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.

 

    “Dense ground fog and perhaps a few lingering showers are forecast  for Wednesday morning, with increasing post-frontal northwesterly winds and clearing skies Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

 

    “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.