Update 7 PM:
A few more inches fell today at lake level and several more on the mountains. We will tally it all up in the morning. The sun actually made it out this afternoon after the snow showers moved out.
Mild temps will build in with highs up into the 50′s by Friday and maybe 60 at lake level. Then a strong cold front blast through Saturday. This will be a quick dump of heavy snow with plummeting temps. Latest model runs show around 4-8 inches at lake level, 8-12 inches above 7000 ft., and up to 18 inches along the crest.
There will be rain to start at lake level with snow levels above 7000 ft. Friday night into Saturday morning before they fall as the heavy snow moves in. Colder temps will hang around through Sunday before we warm back into the 40′s and 50′s the first half of next week.
It looks like a cold front will bring a light snow event Wed-Thurs. Then the cold trough could hang around the West Coast into Easter weekend keeping the cold and the chance for snow showers around. Looking at the way the teleconnection forecasts are trending, after a possible break for the middle of April we could see some more fun towards the end of the month. BA
From this Morning:
Resort Totals page is updated as of 6 a.m. and the resorts are reporting 5-14 inches of snow overnight. A lot of variability between resorts that are close to each other. For instance Sierra is reporting 5 and Kirkwood 12, Diamond Peak 3 and Mt. Rose 14, and Heavenly only 1 inch? 3 day totals are up to 13-21 inches now. 1-3 inches being reported at lake level.
The snow lightened up a little this morning but heavier snow bands will push in over the next few hours. We should see another 2-4 inches East of the lake, 3-6 up the middle, and 4-8 West of the lake on the mountains today. The snow was wet overnight at lake level with the temps just above freezing as expected. They are coming down a little this morning as the cold front is moving through.
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