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    Uneventful Week

    4/02/2013, 6:29:24 AM

    First, I know it's been a while since I last posted. Without going into a long explanation, just know that it has been a “perfect storm” of reasons why this has happened. If I don’t post for a period of time, it is only because of extraordinary conditions. I value each and every one of you that read this blow and rely on it for your weather information. There will be times because of vacation that I do not post (such as next Monday through Wednesday) but I will also let you know when that will be. I am glad to be back here writing for you.

    Saying that, there is a not a ton of things to talk about, and all week there is nothing out of the ordinary coming. In other words, no big storms, hotter- or colder-than-normal weather of substance or unusual conditions. It’s a pretty normal early April week.

    Low pressure that came into California Sunday will move through the Great Basin Tuesday producing scattered showers or valley rain and mountain snow showers. Meanwhile, behind it, Tuesday will have more sunshine than Monday from Oregon on south through California, and this dry weather continues Wednesday with Wednesday being the warmest day of the week in California. Some places from the San Joaquin Valley into the valleys of southern California will reach into the 80s Wednesday.

    A storm coming off the Pacific Thursday will bring rain to the Northwest and northern California as well as a few showers to central California. Southern California will not get any rain but it will cool some. That storm will weakens Friday in the northern half of the Great Basin for scattered showers. Meanwhile, another rain will move ashore Friday in the Northwest.

    One thing I will be looking at as the week progresses is what weather pattern are we setting up for by early next week. The GFS and European are at odds with the strength and positioning of an inside slider by Monday and Tuesday. The European is stronger and farther west than the GFS. I don’t have a favorite right now though I tend to believe the GFS is maybe too far east taking the inside slider, but the European typical error may be its dropping to south too far west. Again, it’s not critical yet and we have some time on this.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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