Friday, January 22, 2010


Northstar is reporting another 9-14 inches from storm #5 yesterday and last night.  That brings the week's total to 6 feet 4 inches on top, and over 4 feet at the base.

Today the storm is moving away but plenty of cold unstable air and a moist flow off the ocean will keep the snow showers going throughout the day, and become more scattered tonight before ending. We could see another 3-6 inches depending on where the snow showers occur. There is a band of precip coming onshore this morning near San Francisco which may cause one more brief period of heavier snow this afternoon.

Looking like mother nature will take the weekend off before getting started again Sunday night into Monday with the next storm. This storm looks pretty weak right now with maybe 6-12 inches of snow. The models have been very inconsistent with totals so we will have to watch over the weekend. Another storm is right on the heels of this one for Tuesday-Wednesday. This storm is stronger and right now models show around 1-2 feet. These will be warmer storms with all snow for the mountains, but heavier wet snow that will help to solidify the nice base we got this week.

Storms then look to become more space with another storm for next weekend and then one every few days. Still watching the possiblity of another snowy period of storms to develop the first week of February. Stay tuned......BA

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