Saturdays in the Rain…
Update 3 PM:
Snow levels have jumped all the way to around or just above 8000 ft. this afternoon as warm air us drawn up ahead of the approaching cold front. They will plummet overnight down to lake level by morning.
Snowfall being reported as of this morning at the summits of the resorts are as follows: Mt. Rose – 8″, Kirkwood – 8″, Northstar – 7″, Boreal – 4″, Sugarbowl – 4″, Heavenly – 1″. Not getting reports from every mountain as they are not all open yet. Forecast was for 3-9 inches above 7500 ft. and we’re in the 4-8 range for most resorts as of this morning, so pretty close to forecast.
You can see the cold front coming into NW CA this afternoon with a heavy band of precip. That will push in overnight with heavy snow and falling snow levels. The forecast is for the resorts to be reporting an additional 10-20 inches up top in the morning, with several inches down to the bases.
From This Morning:
Went from cold and snowy last Saturday to cold and rainy this Saturday. Snow levels are still where we thought they would be this morning, around or just above 7000 ft. According to the webcams it is snowing over Donner Summit at 7200 ft. We will see the snow levels come down near lake level tonight for the second storm.
Waiting on the resorts to report their totals this morning at the summits as most readers live below the current snow line. Expecting another burst of heavier precip around mid-day today and then another tonight when the cold front comes through dropping the snow levels.
Next storm is Wednesday where we could see another quick shot of several inches with snow levels around 7000 ft. again. Then quiet for Thanksgiving.
More details below on this weekend, and more later once we get some snowfall reports. BA
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