Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Cold Slap....

Another sunny & cool day today. Clouds increase tonight & a strong cold front moves thru in the early morning hours Friday. The front should bring a band of snow, not much, just a coating in town to a couple inches on the mtn. Behind the front there will be lots of cold air. Temps won't get above freezing on most of the mtn. & will be in the 30's in town.

Nice weekend as sun returns & a small ridge is pumped up in front of the next storm headed our way. Temps will be slow to warm with temps near 40 Saturday & the mid 40's Sunday on the mtn., near 50 in town.

Monday a cold storm arrives out of the Gulf of Alaska. It now looks as if it will be a cut-off storm which will slow it down & make the track a little more unpredictable. Looking for a nice day to start on Monday with increasing clouds. Storm should arrive sometime Monday night & possibly last into Wed. morning. It will be a cold storm so temps will be in the 30's for few days on the mtn. & near 40 in town. Amount of snow is still uncertain. Definitely looks like the heaviest snow will fall South of Tahoe, but models still showing 6-12 inches with over a foot on the crest. Will have to fine tune the next few days. Snow levels will start around lake level then fall, so fluffy snow for all.

Storm door will remain open thru the week. Looks like a break the middle of next week before the possibility of another cold storm with cold air diving down from the North towards the end of the week & into the weekend.

In the extended we will have to see where the ridge sets up. It should stay out in the Central Pacific which will keep the storm door open with cool air around. Depending on how far North it sets up will determine whether storms continue to hit CA going into the second week of April or hit just to our North like this week. Either way there are no big warm-ups in sight yet. BA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when will you be able to predict this storm with 80% accuracy? (15th) By Monday hopefully?