Friday, April 10, 2009

Typical Spring Storms.....

Splitting storm drove most of the energy from the storm into SoCal. Without the forcing, shadowing occured once again. Northstar picked up another 2" for a 3 day total of 5". Snow should continue off & on lightly today on the mtn. before tapering off & we could pick up another couple of inches. Looks like we will end up at the lower end of the 6-12 forecast by Sat. morning. No complaints about snow falling in April freshening up the slopes. Just South of Tahoe around Sierra at Tahoe they have 3 day totals of 14-18". Areas along the crest 12-15".

A nice weekend is in store with cool temps in the low 40's Sat. gradually warming a couple degrees each day going into Monday as the ridge moves towards the coast keeping storms to our North.

Another storm dives into the Pac NW Tuesday & could come far enough South to bring another dose of light snow for Tues/Wed. It will definitely bring colder air dropping temps into the 30's for Tues. & Wed.

Beginning Thursday it looks like the ridge tries to build off the coast for a little while. This will keep storms aimed at the coast the second half of next week to our North & bring a beautiful weekend to end the season with temps near 50 on the mtn. & 60 in town.

Many people are surprised that the resorts ended above average for seasonal snowfall. It is true, but it seemed this year most of the snow came in a few big storms weeks apart instead of several average size storms. The 6-8 foot storm the first week of March gave the big boost. Also, after the 4 feet that fell in town the end of Dec., most of the big storms it rained in town. We are still in a drought though from the past two winters of below average snowfall. We need another couple winters of above average snowfall. I'm going to put my money on next season if we can get the ocean to warm a little. BA


Anonymous said...

Hey BA,

Your the man! Thanks for all the accurate and incredibly detailed weather reporting this season.

Take Care,


Anonymous said...

Looks like it won't snow on your wedding day. Sorry about that, after all it seemed appropriate.