First wave moved through Sunday Afternoon/Evening. This was a weak wave that didn’t have much forcing to get over the crest. Check out the resort totals tab. Most resorts along the crest reporting 6-9 inches. Resorts to the East of the crest only reporting 2 inches. Notice I am doing a running total that I will add to each morning this week as the snow piles up.
Round 2 will be much bigger than round 1. The strong storm for Monday is moving in as we speak. The snow should be falling over the area by noon and become heavy by this evening. Looking for 12-18 inches at lake level, with 18-24 inches above 7000 ft. and up to 30 inches on the crest by Tuesday morning. This will put most resorts along the crest over 200″ for the season so far.
There will be a break again Tuesday morning before another storm moves in Tuesday afternoon. This storm won’t be as strong but could drop another foot, especially with the colder temps and higher snow ratios. Still two more storms for Wednesday night and Thursday night that could drop a few more feet. It is hard to pin exact snow amounts because the storms are so close together. Stay tuned as each morning I will put out a final forecast for that night’s storm.
Snow may not completely end until Saturday with totals exceeding 6 feet on the mountains. There is disagreement among the models on the next storm moving in over the weekend. It looks as if we will have a break on Saturday and Sunday before the next storm moves in Sunday night. This may set off another stretch of storms hitting the West Coast going into the following weekend. Looking at the position of the jet and the teleconnection patterns, it appears that this pattern could continue into the third week….BA
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