It’s Getting Deeeep…..
Update 8 PM:
Center of the low is just to our West spinning Southeast through the region. Snow showers ended earlier than expected this afternoon but still a few up along the crest West of the lake. As the low spins to our South we may see a few more wrap around snow showers on the North side tonight into Saturday morning.
The heavy snow is done and we picked up quite a bit. We’ll have the totals in the morning adding the several inches picked up today to the 1-3 feet we had through last night. After another cool day tomorrow we will start to warm up into the 40′s Sunday and then the 50′s next week.
Models are still showing the possibility of a weak system bringing more snow for the end of next week. The pattern will be active in the Pacific NW the next 2 weeks. Looks like we could have a few more chances of light snowfall into the last week of April. For now it looks like the big storms are done. Was nice to finally see Winter show up here in Spring.
From This Morning:
Sorry for the delay, at the dentist…. Resort Totals and Reader Reports pages are updated as of this morning’s reports. Up to a foot fell East of the crest on Northstar and Mt. Rose. Up to 2 feet being reported in the past 24 hours at resorts West of the lake along the crest. Resorts along the crest are now up to 30-40 inches and it’s still coming down!
Just as a reference most of the resorts are located along the Sierra Crest except for Heavenly, Northstar, and Mt. Rose.
We are going to see 4 foot storm totals at the resorts that are already at 40 inches. 2-2.5 inches of liquid and 20:1 snow ratios above 8000 ft. Score one for the European models which consistently forecasted 40-50 inches along the crest by Saturday morning. I think the GFS went on Spring Break.
Looks like we’ll end up with around 2 feet for resorts East of the crest. Reports from readers around the lake of 8-22 inches so far from Meyers in South Lake up the West shore to Tahoe Donner in Truckee.
Heavy snow has been falling all morning and will continue before tapering to moderate snow showers this afternoon, and lighter snow showers tonight. Should pick up another 2-4 inches today at lake level, 3-6 on the mountains and 4-8 along the crest. Then 1-3 more inches possible tonight with 2-4 along the crest before the snow tapers off as the storm pulls away. Storm totals of 1-2 feet below 7000 ft., 2-3 feet above 7000 ft., and 3-4 feet along the crest by tomorrow morning.
We were at 72% of average seasonal snowfall for the resorts as of this morning. Update this evening…BA
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