Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sunday 11 a.m. Update......

Slow moving storm is currently sitting off the coast spinning in moisture. Heavier band has been able to move over Tahoe, will have to wait & see if projected totals go up. Looks like the models may have underdone the snowfall today with 3-6 inches. Right now it looks like at least 6 inches since we already have 3" here in the village at 11 a.m. & it's only been snowing 3 hours. Models showing another 5-10 inches tonight and 1-2 feet Monday into Monday night. Snow showers should continue Tuesday, but much lighter. Total liquid upped to 2-2.5 inches, so total snowfall looks to be 2.5-3+ ft. on the mtn. by Tuesday night, and around 1-2 feet town.

Next storm is just off the coast by Wednesday. This is a big storm with subtropical moisture that was forecasted to hit us on Wednesday. It now looks like it will stall off the coast due to a big trough to be carved out over the Eastern U.S. that will block the high from progressing East that is over the Rockies. This will put a jam in the flow of storms for couple days only. Sometime around Fri-Sat. the storm will finally come onshore, with a push from another storm coming out of Alaska. This could bring quite a bit of snow next weekend.

Models show the storms continuing to drop down from Alaska thru the end of the month & into March. According to Ed Berry's latest discussion, he believes the ridge will hold over Hawaii for at least the next couple weeks and possibly into spring. This should leave the storm door open for a while as storms slide over the ridge and into CA. BA

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