What a week!
Take a look at the resort totals page. Most resorts reporting between 2-3 feet of snow in the past 24 hours. Totals since Thursday night range from 3.5 – 4.5 feet. Got 17″ here on the North shore of the lake in the past 24 hours, 22″ since Thursday night, and 38″ this week. The storm is moving to our East but a moist flow behind it should keep snow showers going today with 3-6 inches of additional accumulation. That should put the resorts between 4-5 feet for 3 day totals. Totals for the week will be 6-8+ feet, with 3-4 feet at lake level!
Short break tomorrow before a storm carrying subtropical moisture moves in on Tuesday and could last into Thursday. The flow will be from Southwest to Northeast across Northern CA. The question is how far East does the jetstream set up. Current models showing up to 2″ of liquid near the Western crest of Tahoe. This will also be a warm storm with the moist subtropical flow. Snow levels will start below lake level, but may rise above lake level on Wednesday. Don’t think they get much higher than just above lake level so the resorts should see all snow. It will be a heavy wet snow, with another 1-2 feet possible. At lake level it may change to rain which would limit the totals. Will have to watch the models the next 24 hours and hopefully have a better idea on totals tomorrow.
Starting next weekend we may be in for a repeat of the past two weeks, with cold air coming in Christmas week followed by a break through of the jetstream with multiple storms starting around Christmas…..BA
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