Snow to the Base Monday through Wednesday

Category: Weather
Storm So Far

We picked up 3 inches of snow overnight up top above 8000 feet after the snow levels dropped.  That brings a total with 14 inches since Saturday with rain after the prior 11 inches.


Colder air is moving in today and snow levels have dropped below base level.  Expecting snow showers today becoming heavier this afternoon.  We could see 3-5 inches of snow at base, and 4-8 inches on the mountain today.

Heavier Snowfall Monday Night through Tuesday Night

Tonight a wave of heavier snow moves in.  We could see an additional 7-14 inches of snow at the base, and 10-17 inches on the mountain.  Snow continues Tuesday with an additional 3-6 inches possible at the base and 10-17 inches on the mountain.

The heaviest period of snow may come Tuesday night as another atmospheric river aims at Tahoe.  Snow levels may jump  just above the base late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening before falling overnight.  We could see 6-12 inches of snow at the base, and 1-2 feet on the mountain overnight Tuesday night.

Lighter Snow Showers Continue

Wednesday snow showers continue behind the cold front and may taper off later Wednesday night.  Additional accumulations of 7-11 inches possible at the base, and 10-14 inches on the mountain.  Storm totals possible of 2-3 feet at the base by Thursday, and 3-7 feet on the mountain from bottom to top.

Another storm moves into CA Thursday into Thursday night but is trending just to our South.  We have to watch that one.

A Break Finally 

Expecting a break with sun and highs in the 30's starting Friday and into the weekend.  The break may continue into early next week.  

More Storms?

There is a chance that we transition back to a stormy pattern later next week as a large trough digs into the Eastern Pacific and down the West Coast.