Originally Posted by DesertRatonIce
Anybody have any beta on an outlook for April weather?
Here's what I could find:
"So, how about the outlook for April? In short, I have no clue. That's too far away. Maybe we'll see a return for winter for a bit, or maybe we'll head full-on into spring. I'm hoping for the former as I could really use another one or two winter-like powder days."
"Pacific storm energy increases in late March, with some stronger storms breaking through, but the high pressure ridge (mostly sunny/ dry at the resorts) is looking like it will not completely give way to a large scale pattern change, over to large scale low pressure (needed for the really big storms for the west US). Next Monday through Wednesday we may see a significant snow storm move in and affect Tahoe-Mammoth, Utah, and into Colorado. More detail is coming. As upbeat as we try to be, for the most part, it seems like winter wants to be over, not very exciting, with mostly weak storms making their way through the high pressure barrier (aside from maybe 1 or possibly 2 good ones in late March/ early April)."
"I think we'll definitely see some colder pacific systems over the next 3-5 weeks. Though the longer range climo models point to above average temperature and precipitation for the month of April - which has been consistent for the past couple months.
This points to an active southern stream (baja/southwest, cutoff low pressure), and the continued persistence of the western ridge keeping cold air to the north.
We'll see. Even though a model says above average temps for April, that could mean a period of very warm temperatures for, say a week. Followed by cooler temps the rest of the month. As a whole, the month is warmer, but it may not seem like it on a day by day basis."