Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3 more days.....

Impressive band of snow hit the crest last night & without any good forcing from the wimpy April storm it got stuck there & fell apart. Light snow showers overnight dropped 2" of snow on Northstar. Areas along the crest got 4-6" & 8" just South of Tahoe where the best energy was.

Snow showers should continue off & on today before we get a short break tonight. We could pick up a few more inches on the mtn. & should end up right in that 3-6" forecasted range.

A bit of a break tonight into Thursday morning before the next storm moves in, but can't rule out a snow shower with the cold unstable air in place. This next storm will split & the main energy will slide down the CA coast & we will only get light snow on the East side of the storm. A slight shift in the track to the East would increase our snowfall. Snow showers may last into Sat. morning, but should mostly wind down by Friday night. Total liquid on the latest models is 1/2-3/4" which would be 6-10" on the mtn. I don't know if I buy that much but will go with 3-6 again & hopefully we get the higher end this time. 6-12 inches on the mtn. would be the total by Saturday, more over the crest with the shadowing from these wimpy storms.

A nice weekend with cool temps in the 40's as a storm hits the Pac. NW on Sun. & stays to our North. Another storm dives in Tuesday & could come far enough South to bring another dose of light snow for Tues/Wed. Yet another storm dives in on Thurs/Fri, but not sure yet if it comes this far South. After that it looks like the storm track may shift to our North for a while. Just need to get 8 more inches on northstar so they can hit 400" on the season, which is 50" over their average. The crest should be right around their seasonal average by this weekend.

As of April 1st, Lake Tahoe's snow pack was at 77% of average, & precip was at 86% of average on the year. That is after a 137% of average in March. Although most resorts will hit or go above their average seasonal snowfall by this weekend, the total liquid percent of average will still be slightly below due to lots of cold storms this year with powdery snow which skiers love, but it has very low water content. BA

5 comments:

brian said...

Hey I am Nicole's roommate and i love your blog always keeping me informed. hey do you know when ken block is going to jump his subaru either over the halfpipe or break the world record?

BA said...

Hey, actually it's so top secret I can't even find out, but if you google it rumor is that it will be the week after we close.

Northstar builds tons of huge stuff after we close each year & does tons of photo shoots for different stuff.

brian said...

i heard that the halfpipe jump already happened is that a possibility?

Anonymous said...

They will do it Wednesday morning around 7:30am.

tahoemnts said...

Whoa...looks like we're back in the season of "sprinter" again? Thanks for the post.