Scattered snow showers on Thursday dropped a final 2 inches of snow on the mountain, and 1 inch at the base. That brings the 3 day total to 11 inches on the mountain and the season total to 515 inches! That is 179% of average for the date.
Friday into Saturday we have nice weather with some sun and light winds. Highs into the 20's on the upper mountain, and 30's at the base.
Saturday Night - Sunday Night Storm:
The next cold systems drop down from the north Saturday night into Sunday night. The latest forecast model runs show this system stalling to our north. If that forecast holds we may only see clouds and some scattered snow showers. The latest model runs would average out to only give us 1-2 inches of snow Saturday night through Sunday night.
We will continue to watch the trend the next 2 days to be sure that the front doesn't push a bit further south bringing a chance for increased snowfall. The winds on Sunday could pick up, with ridgetop gusts to 40+ mph.
Monday - Wednesday Storm:
Pacific moisture will be streaming into the West Coast to our north Monday through Wednesday. There will be two systems moving into the Pacific NW that will try to push that stream of moisture south into the Tahoe basin Monday and Tuesday. The forecast models are split on how far south it pushes and how much precipitation we could see. They show anything from a few inches to a few feet.
We will have to continue to watch this system closely the next few days to try and get a better handle on it. Taking the average of the latest forecast model runs, we could see scattered light snow showers Monday. Then a better chance of some heavier snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Right now the forecast is only for 6-12 inches of snow on the mountain Mon-Wed. If the wetter model runs end up happening, we could double or triple that amount so stay tuned.
We could see a break Thursday into next Friday, with some sun and temperatures into the 30's on the mountain and 40's at the base.
We are expecting storms to return as early as next Friday night the 1st of March through next weekend. Right now this storm looks to start with high snow levels and falling through the weekend.
The storms are expected to continue through the first week of March.
Travel Impacts & Information
Please note that with all storms, there may be chain controls, slow moving traffic or road closures as the snow flies. We strongly encourage you to check weather, road status, snow reports and lift status as we move into a dynamic weather pattern. Here are some helpful links, and please travel safely!