Some April numbers below this post. Snowpack at 125% of avg. as of May 1st.

Beautiful weather over the weekend disappears quickly today. Next storm is looking to move in today, not that much snow, but enough to remind us it’s not summer yet. Snow levels are high so it will be rain to start but snow levels will drop to lake level by this evening. GFS was much wetter this morning showing 3-6 inches above 7000 ft. by Tuesday morning. Thinking it will be on the lower end of that with only a coating to a couple of inches at lake level after the sun goes down. This storm is not as strong as last weeks, so not expecting a surprise accumulation again at lake level.

Temps rebound quickly on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a cold trough that wants to set up along the West Coast for next weekend. This looks to keep us in the 40′s with several impulses rotating in snow showers but nothing big just a nuisanse.

Things look to dry out and warm up going into the middle of next week and memorial day weekend. This is not a lock yet as conditions are still not favorable for the summer ridge to build in and stay for good, although it will keep trying to build in. Summer will have to battle for it’s spot it looks like.

As mentioned before, this season will hang on till the very end, but then we should have a pretty hot summer. Check out the temps outlook map on the weather charts page from the NWS. The El Nino has now collapsed almost all the way and we will be in El Nino/La Nina neutral territory over the summer. Lots of research to do over the summer on next season which will feature La Nina conditions. This usually means a 50/50 chance of an above average snow year and colder temps. BA

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