As stated in the update last night the cold front didn’t have much success in clearing the crest. The cut-off low formed over Sacramento and formed a heavy band to the Northeast near Reno. Eventually the band shifted West in the evening and then slid South down the Sierra. The snow band held together a lot longer on the South end of the Lake and is still producing some snow showers this morning. Areas on the North and West areas of the lake were in the worst locations for heavy snow as the band formed to the East and slid South. Most resorts in North Lake are reporting 4-6 inches. I got 3 inches here at the house on the North Shore. Resorts to the South of the lake did way better. Sierra at Tahoe is reporting 21″ on top and 10″ at the base. Expecting that most locations in South Lake either hit the forecast or went way above like Sierra. If anyone would like to, please email me a total from your house on the South Shore.

Cold weather and great snowmaking conditions the rest of the weekend. It will stay dry but cool most of next week with highs in the low 40′s on the mountains and upper 40′s by the lake. Lows at night in the 20′s. That should keep the snowguns going and limit melting.

Another cut-off may come down the coast next Friday bringing a chance of snow and some more cold air for next weekend. Still watching next weekend as a possible turning point where the jetstream cuts under the high pressure building in over the Pacific Northwest and hammers CA. Also don’t think the models are quite picking up on the typhoon that will be heading across the Pacific this week. The last typhoon that did that brought that big storm back in October. Last night’s GFS model did hint again at substantial precip next week. Stay tuned………BA

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