The mild weather that kicked off February and the start of this week is expected to move out starting later today. By Thursday, temperatures take a dive. Just how low they go is a question mark. There’s an arctic blast coming, but we could be spared the brunt of it. It could end up well east of us on the plains, or we could catch the edge of it with a glancing blow. The third option is that we get the blast full force. We’ll know soon enough. Regardless, it gets a lot colder.
This weather change comes with snow, especially in the high country. It could be fairly significant in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains. This is good news for skiers, snowmobilers, and other snow sport fans, but also for the snowpack that is lagging well behind normal. Bundle up. It could also get windy, making for dangerous conditions in the backcountry.