Friday, November 27, 2009

Snow Day!....

Just a quick storm update this morning. Models showing a weak cold front breaking off and forming a low that will strengthen over Central CA today. A band of heavier snow is going to form to our North and slowly move South this evening. This is the difference in us getting accumulating snow vs. the dusting. Snow should be falling by this afternoon, with the heaviest snow later in the afternoon into the evening. This storm is going to end up being very similar in timing and amounts as last Friday's storm. Heavier snow is going to form to our North and slowly move South along the Sierra this evening. There won't be any shadowing due to the direction of the storm, but we will have to watch the exact track of storm and where the heaviest snow sets up. Totals could vary significantly in localized areas depending on where heavier bands set-up. Right now, Looking for a general 4-8 inches at the Village and 8-12 inches on the mountain.

Plenty of cold air behind the storm for snowmaking this weekend.  Quiet weather next week with a cool down towards mid-week as a ridge is off the West coast and shots of cold air are diving into the mid section of the country.

MJO has strengthened the past couple of days in the Pacific. There is also a Typhoon "Nida" that is going to get absorbed into the jet stream. The models are still trying to figure out how to deal with all of that energy. Looking for a possible breakthrough of the jetstream and significant precip by next weekend, stay tuned.....BA

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