Update 5 p.m.:
Leading edge of the storm is moving extremely slowly towards Tahoe. It is now just about to Donner Summit coming from the Northwest. Expect it to finally move into the region over the next hour or two. Once it does temps will drop and the snow will quickly pick up in intensity. Good news is that it will move this slowly over us tonight. Snowfall totals by Sunday still on track: 2-3 feet in the Village & 3-5 feet above 7000 ft. A few waves looking on track to bring several more inches Sunday night throug Tuesday.
From This Morning:
If you love big storms as much as I do this is almost like Christmas morning. Let's see if this storm can live up to it's potential!
Snow should start for everyone by this afternoon with the heaviest snow tonight. Snow picks up again Saturday afternoon into Saturday night as the strongest wave associated with the main low moves in. Sunday the snow continues with one more wave coming in. Snowshowers could last into Monday.
Models this morning have slightly nudged up the total liquid with the storm. We are more on the 3" side of 2-3 inches now, with good spillover from the crest into Tahoe. The NWS has upgraded their Winter Storm Warning this morning to reflect that. It is now for 2-4 feet at lake level & 3-6 feet above 7000 ft.
That is a big range of totals so let me break it down for you for Northstar. Expect 2-3 feet in the Village with 3-5 feet from mid-mountain on up. That will be plenty to get lots of trails open.
Still a shot a some snow showers Tuesday, then cold and Sunny for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We'll try to get the storm train rolling again by the first week of December.
I will be posting updates throughout the weekend. Stay tuned.....BA