Friday, March 20, 2009

First or Last Day of Spring.....

One more mild day today, then a storm prepares to move in on Saturday. Temps will be cooler tomorrow just with the clouds & wind. Snow showers could begin during the day, but main moisture looks to move in Sat. night. Latest models show a couple waves of moisture with snow possibly not winding down until Sunday night. Heaviest snow should be late Sat. night into early Sun. morning as the cold front & main jet pushes thru. Snow levels starting around 7000 ft. on Sat. but crahsing below valley floors by the time the heavy snow starts. 6-12 inches possible in town with 1-2 ft. on top of Northstar. Snow amounts should be higher heading South down the Sierra as the heaviest snow looks to hit around Mono County.

The ridge rebuilds offshore, but temps will be slow to warm with highs only in the 30's on the mtn. Monday & Tuesday with sun returning. Temps continue to warm thru midweek, possibly the end of the week. Models still holding onto the idea of an inside slider storm for Thurs. which would bring snow & some colder air into Friday. If it slides just East of us it would be two days of warming heading into a nice weekend.

A flat ridge looks to sit out around 130-140w in the Pacific which would keep storm activity to our North next weekend into the following week. Still watching the potential of storm activity returning the first week of April. Definitely get out & enjoy the powder this weekend though. BA

1 comment:

C said...

sucks! arrived home to england yesterday. I miss tahoe ha