Springtime in the Rockies

Springtime in the Rockies

After a  few false start, Spring Weather should make a real appearance  across Wyoming/Star Valley and surrounding areas the next couple weeks.  The longer range forecast is calling for above normal temperatures and drier than normal through the middle of May.


Forecast temperatures Friday May May 11 -Wednesday May 15 2018


Forecast precipitation Friday May 11-Wednesday May 15 2018


Although forecast confidence is less, the indications are that the last half of May will also remain relatively drier and warmer than normal.


Forecast temperature vs normal the last half of May 2018


Expected precipitation vs normal last half of May 2018


The pattern change in the upper jet and storm track to primarily north of Wyoming is the controlling factor in the expected change.


500 mb flow Sunday May 6 2018


Forecast 500 mb flow May 14 2018