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Big snow may hit Vail this weekend
Here is a weather image from U.W. in Seattle, our big system is gaining power just north of Hawaii and moisture is spilling into the southwest from the Gulf of California.
Courtesy NWS 

Big snow may hit Vail this weekend

By Reid Griebling

December 11, 2008 —  A false alarm for the forecasted quick storm that was supposed to wisp through Colorado today (Dec. 11) as the ridge of high pressure was to strong to allow N.W. winds to move in.

This weekend is looking promising for our first significant storm to move into the Rockies.

As of now we are looking at a cold front moving in from the N.W. on Saturday, combining with gulf moisture from the southwest. Quite often these are storms that can produce heavy amounts of snowfall in a short amount of time if the dynamics (wind, dew points, temps.) can all come together.

The jet stream looks favorable as models show that it should be bringing in cold air from Canada and move due west by this Sunday.

Right now the storm looks to last at least three days starting Saturday and ending early Tuesday morning.

With this cold front we will see temperatures drop dramatically Saturday night and continue through mid week. We will keep watch and give snow total predictions as this system moves closer.



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Reid — December 11, 2008

Whoa!!! Don't let the caption fool you. Presumably we might get pounded. Often times things don't set up correct and we're left with 2 inches instead of 20. But I'm just as excited as everyone else, considering Sunday is my 2nd anniversary and nothing would be nicer than a powder day to celebrate. As I stated we will watch this storm closely as it unfolds. Stay tuned.



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