After this storm passes on Tuesday (1-8) and Wednesday (1-9) the Northwest gets in a pattern of cold air dropping down from the northwest at times and than a ridge of high pressure that builds. This type of pattern usually brings below normal temperatures and below normal mountain snow. Although with our current above normal snowpack we are in very good shape with a strong snowpack that will not change much over the next several weeks (1-22-2013).
The map below is the average position of the 500 mb map (18,000 feet) and this shows a ridge of high pressure over our region. This pattern of this
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