Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cold & Snowy End to Season......

Nice weather again today with temps near 50 on the mtn. & near 60 in town, with Southerly winds developing ahead of the cut-off low wobbling off the CA coast.

The storm should finally begin to move inland on Tuesday with snow starting around Tuesday afternoon/evening & lasting into the day on Wed. The snow levels look to be around lake level or slightly lower. The storm wants to split as it comes onshore so the heaviest precip will be North & South of Tahoe. Total liquid looks to be .25 - .5 inches so 3-6 inches of snow on the mountains by Wed. afternoon is how it looks right now. It will snow in town, but with the high sun angle thru the clouds & the temps with the storm staying above freezing during the day I wouldn't expect much accumulation, only at night or on the grass.

Not much break before the next storm storm moves in Wed. night & could last into Saturday morning. It now looks as if the storm will slide down the CA coast instead of move inland over Central CA. This will keep the snow light, but if the storm shifts inlan a little it could increase the snow. This storm will be similar to the first storm with the same snow levels & snow amounts. So right now we are looking at light snow off & on from Tuesday afternoon into Sat. morning with a total of 6-12 inches on the mountains, possibly more in some locations, especially on the crest. Temps will be around freezing or slightly above on the mtn. so the snow will be light on top & thick on the bottom.

A nice weekend with cool temps in the 40's before another storm could dive in & bring another dose of light snow for Tues/Wed. of next week. After that it looks like the storm track may shift to our North for a few days. I think we may get more storms thereafter, but most of the resorts will be closing.

If anyone has been keeping track as I have, the sun has been extremely quiet the past year & now seismic & volcanic activity has been increasing. There are studies that suggest this is an effect of the inactive sun. All of this phenomenon normally leads to a period of global cooling. Could be interesting. BA


Anonymous said...

What do you think will be the average snowfall for these snowstorms put together? Mammoth would be getting more snow, so would Kirkwood too?

Anonymous said...

congrats on the wedding... thanks for your dedication to this blog...certainly the best one i can find for tahoe. also keep on including info for sierra cause thats where i like to ride... freshies in jacks and gates one and two for days it sounds like... right on ....perfect cap for is helping our grass crop to so we should have some kick ass fires to battle this summer!! thanks again BA