17 Inches and Counting!

Category: Weather

The heaviest band of snow setup just NW of lake Tahoe overnight right over Squaw and Alpine.  We picked up 11 inches of snow at the base and 17 inches up top overnight.  That was as of 5:30 a.m. and it has continued to snow all morning.  

The snow showers will last through the day and we could pick up another 2-4 inches on the mountain during the day.  The snow showers should taper off by evening.

Sunday will be a sunny but cold day behind the cold system that moved through.  Then on Monday another cold system will drop down the West Coast.  The track of this storm is still uncertain.  Forecast models are showing it sliding down over or just West of the Sierra.  The former would bring us a dusting of snow, and the latter could bring us a few more inches of snow.  So we will be tracking this system the next 2 days.

By Wednesday high pressure will be building back in over the West Coast bringing us quiet weather through next weekend.  

There are still signs that high pressure will shift East the week of the 9th as a trough digs down into the Eastern Pacific from the North.  That could kick a storm stalled off the coast this week inland around teh 10th, with a stormier pattern behind it.  Still 10 days out so it could definitely change, but we will keep watching.