stormwatch: mwtc edition

In anticipation of this weekend’s trip to Bridgeport for the Mountain Warfare Training Challenge, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather.  There have been a few late season storms moving through, with more of the same on the horizon. There’s sure to be impressive snow up on the Sierra Crest; our favored route over Sonora Pass is still closed, with a current snow depth of 42″. Not too too worried about the potential of snow in Bridgeport – even if it’s cold enough, they don’t get a lot of precipitation. More concerned with the drive up the west face of the Sierra Nevada.  Check out this note in the afternoon’s forecast discussion:

ADJUSTMENTS TO THIS MAY WELL NEED TO BE MADE
 AS THE TIME FRAME APPROACHES. IF THE SYNOPTIC SCALE EVOLUTION DOES
 PROCEED CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT MODEL CONSENSUS...POPS COULD
 WELL HAVE TO BE INCREASED...AS WITH THE SERIES OF SYSTEMS WE`VE
 HAD THUS FAR OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS...PRECIP HAS TENDED TO BE
 GREATER THAN EXPLICITLY INDICATED BY THE MODEL SOLUTIONS.

Well said. I have nothing further to add at this time.

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