20 Inches in 24 Hours, Next Storm Sunday Night

Category: Weather
Storm Totals

Squaw picked up 20 inches in the past 24 hours and 6 at the base, bringing the total for the week to 28 inches up top.  Alpine picked up 18 inches in the past 24 hours up top and 14 at the base, bringing the total for the week to 23 inches up top.

Rest of the Weeekend.

Snow showers continuing today but only expecting another inch or two.  Then a break Sunday ahead of the next storm. Winds still expected to gust 50-60 mph on the mountain tops.

Next Storm Sunday Night

Sunday night into Monday another storm pushes through with snow levels falling below the base. By Monday night we could see 9-13 inches at the base, and 10-20 inches on the mountain.  Winds could gust to 75 mph on the mountain tops Monday.

Warm Wet System

Tuesday an atmospheric river takes aim at Northern CA. Snow levels start low with a few inches possible down to the base early, but snow levels rise quickly to 8000 feet. Above 8000' 5-10 inches possible Tuesday.

Then snow levels rise to 9000 feet Tuesday night and possibly higher Wednesday with a rain event for the Tahoe basin that may last into Thursday.

Cold Front Thursday Night

Thursday night into Friday a cold front moves through bringing another round of precipitation and crashing snow levels below the base. We could see 2-4 inches at the base, and over a foot of new snow on the mountain.

A Brief Break?

Expecting break as a ridge builds in next weekend. That break may only last 5-6 days before a large trough in the Pacific may push near the West Coast re-opening the storm door.