Update 5 PM:

Main low for this first storm has been spinning off the coast all day bringing us waves of snow showers some quite heavy. Snow showers will continue tonight as the next storm helps to push this one inland. Next storm on tap for tomorrow is still looking really strong and could be a top contender for 24 hour snowfall amounts this season Thursday afternoon thru Friday morning. High winds and heavy snow will move in by mid-day and bring a steady heavy snow event unlike this first storm. See below for forecasted snow totals for this storm.

From This Morning:

Resort Totals page updated as of 6 a.m. Resorts reporting anywhere from 1-8 inches overnight. Some resorts measured as early as 5 a.m. which would lower the totals because they missed the heavy band that came through and dropped several inches between 5 & 6 a.m. Several inches have already accumulated at lake level as well with 4 inches being reported from Truckee.

Front is pushing towards Sacramento this morning. As it pushes closer towards us today it will increase the snow intensity with the heaviest snow this afternoon as it pushes across the area. Snow showers will continue tonight into Thursday morning. No change in the snow totals by Thursday morning of 10-15 inches at lake level, 15-20 inches above 7000 ft., and over 2 feet on the crest.

Next storm ready to dive in tomorrow afternoon and this storm is stronger than this first one. The models may even be a little low on the snow totals. Snow will last through the day on Friday and some snow showers even into Friday night with the moist flow off the Pacific. By Saturday morning expecting another 1-2 feet at lake level, 2-3 feet above 7000 ft., and 3+ feet along the crest.

Next storm still looking good to move in on Saturday and last into Saturday night. There really won’t be a break in the snow today through Saturday. By Sunday morning expecting up to another foot at lake level, 1-2 feet above 7000 ft., and 2+ feet along the crest. By Sunday our 4 day totals should be around 2-4 feet at lake level, 4-6 feet above 7000 ft., and 6-8 feet along the crest.

We will have 9 day totals around 4-8 feet at lake level, 8-12 ft. above 7000 ft., and 12-17 feet along the crest. That is quite excessive for a little over a week of snowfall and there is not many more places to put all of the snow. Avalanche dangers will also continue to be quite high. I would also expect I-80 to be closed at some point Thursday night into Friday with white out conditions. We should have plenty of snow to ski on into the summer in the back country.

A bit of a break next week with just some brush-by systems to our North. BA

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