Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another Dump......

Storm was colder than expected for once as snow levels dropped to lake level pretty early last night which increased the snow ratios up top. Northstar picked up 20 inches overnight and it's still coming down hard. That brings the total for the week up to 35 inches and the season to over 500 inches!

Looking at the models this morning they still want to drop up to an inch of liquid today between 5 a.m. & 5 p.m. That should add another 10-15 inches on top of the mountain. We should see the snow begin to clear out by this evening.

We are not done yet as the jetstream remains aimed at CA as we get into the heart of this snowy 2 week period. Another colder storm is set to push in on Friday with the heaviest snow Friday night into Saturday. There is another storm behind that coming in just to our South Sunday & Monday. Friday into Saturday we could see 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain. Several more inches possible as we get the Northern edge of the storm Sunday & Monday. Temps will only be in the 30's through the weekend in the Village and 20's up on the mountain.

Next week the models disagree a little on the the way the storms arrive. The Euro is consistent with the next storm pushing in for Tuesday & Wednesday, and another storm for Friday. The GFS has been playing with the idea that the trough digs so deep off the coast it forms a cut-off low that slowly pushes inland but not until Thursday. Either way the pattern remains active with more snow next week and below average temperatures. Stay tuned...........BA

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