We currently have 16.7° and 4.5 inches of snow on the ground this morning in Otsego. This is the kind of snow I like, it is easy to move (or remove), one could use a leaf blower to clear it off the cars and driveways, not that I would do that as I have a barely used snowblower to handle the task. In the past three years, I think I have used it around ten times.
We have more snow in the forecast as winter is showing it isn’t over yet, though I still am not seeing any extreme Arctic air in the near term anyway. The NWS is foreboding in its forecast discussion this morning:
Generally northwest flow prevails through next week with a wintry parade of clippers and arctic high pressure bringing sustained cold temperatures such as we have not experienced previously this winter. The northern and southern streams apparently do not phase so that the mid-week storm appears to be just the northern stream clipper with snow potential rather than a heavier rain/snow event as appeared possible yesterday.
They are saying we will be on the cold side of any storms passing by rather than the warmer side where were have had the rain or rain/snow mix. On the other hand, they are keeping daily high temps in the low to mid-30s at this time for next week which to me displays a bit of uncertainty. I suppose as with other long term forecasts we will have to wait and see how this all plays out, regardless it will have many here jumping up and down with joy or trepidation.
We do have opportunities to add to the snowpack today and over the weekend. After some possible sun this morning, the clouds will move back in bringing some more snow this afternoon with a northwest wind. The next chance will be on Sunday with a couple of inches or so forecast. As a disclaimer forecasts change so stay tuned.