It’s a Start…….
Band of snow associated with the cold front held together while coming through the area overnight. It snowed for about 4 hours, and the ground temps were warm but still looks as if most of Tahoe got 2-4 inches by looking at the webcams. Boreal though is reporting 8-10″ which seems really high to me. They are the only resort reporting this morning so it’s hard to see what other resorts got. If you go up to Boreal and they have 10″ feel free to email me and confirm their report.
Rest of today and tomorrow will be dry but much colder. Another storm will dive in from the North on Friday night. Models still disagree on the exact track of the storm, but it looks like only another dusting right now. It will bring in even colder air however. Temps on the mountains won’t get out of the 30′s through the weekend. Should get close to 40 near the lake but not on Saturday. Overnight lows will be in the 20′s with inversions. Saturday night the valleys could drop into the teens or single digits behind the cold front.
Ridge builds in for Sun-Tues. as the next trough digs off the coast. Models still suggesting a decent storm for Wed. With the MJO well into phase 3 heading towards the Western Pacific and the PNA slightly negative, next week should be our best chance at getting a good storm into CA.
PNA is forecasted to go back positive by week 3 so there may be a break in the storms for about a week. BA
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