10 Inches Overnight, An Additional 10+ Possible by Tomorrow

Category: Weather

Squaw picked up 9 inches at the base, and 10 inches up top overnight.  

Snow Continues

There are heavy snow bands forming this morning over the Tahoe basin.  Snow showers are expected to continue into Monday.  The heaviest snowfall will occur today with lighter showers expected tonight and especially Monday before the storm clears out.  The temperatures are cold in the 20's, so the snow ratios are high.

We could see an additional 6-12 inches on the mountain today and then several more inches tonight and an inch or two Monday before the storm ends.  We could see an additional 10-20 inches of snow by Monday evening.  The winds are gusting to around 60 mph up top this morning and that should continue into Monday.

A Break 

Tuesday a flat ridge of high pressure starts to build in.  The storm track remains active just to our North.  We will see some sun and temperatures warming into the 40's, but the winds may remain gusty with the storm track so close.

We are trying to keep the weather somewhat tranquil for the big events this week for the World Cup.  The GFS forecast model pushes a storm pretty close by Friday with maybe a few showers.  

Storms Return

Next weekend is when the trough may really start to dig down the West Coast opening the storm door.  The ridge looks to remain near the Aleutian islands and the jet stream may be pushed right into Central CA.  

The setup is there for another strong atmospheric river event.  The GFS forecast model keeps the storms colder and weaker with a decent storm next Saturday night into Sunday.  The European model on the latest runs is now showing back to back heavy precip events starting next Saturday night into the following week.  We will be watching this closely to see if heavy snowfall will return to the forecast starting next weekend.