Monday, April 13, 2009

Final Cold Snap........

Big difference in the weather for Tues. & Wed. A cold front will be coming thru by Midday Tues. dropping temps into the 30's for highs, even in town. It may even drop into the 20's on top of the mtn., a big change from the nice weather the past few days. The front will also bring a band of heavy snow thru the area. A couple inches could fall on the mtn. during the brief band of snow. Snow will also fall in town but shouldn't stick long with the warm ground.

Tues. night cold unstable air in place along with a wave of energy dropping thru the area could trigger some additional snow showers into Wed. morning. Another inch or two could fall on the mtn. Temps will stay in the 30's on Wed. & could hit the teens Wed. night. . There won't be more snow on the crest with this storm as it is coming in from the North sliding down thru Nevada. If anything the heaviest snow will fall further to the East. This will be the last powder to freshen the slopes this season.

Beginning Thurs. the ridge will begin to build off the coast & keep the Thurs. storm & subsequent storms to out North into Oregon & Washington. Temps will warm into the 40's on the mtn. & then the 50's by Friday into closing weekend. Temps in town by the weekend could be in the mid 60's. The first time we have really gotten that warm this spring. Should make for an awesome weekend of spring skiing.

Long range models show a possible shift West in the ridge the last week of April, but I think right now that the storms will still stay just to our North or only bring light amounts of precip if they reach us. Last year May had a few storms including one on Memorial day weekend, so we will have to see what May will bring this year for you back country skiers & boarders. I am in Redding today & Shasta looks buried in snow pretty far down. BA

1 comment:

TIMBO said...

I always bring warm sunny weather from NJ to Tahoe, year after year. One of these times I will see snow fall in Tahoe.

At least it will nice for your lakeside wedding this Saturday.

I'll see you Thursday night!!! Get READY!!!