Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The March Continues......

Northstar picked up 4 inches in the past 24 hours from some light snow showers yesterday and last night in the moist flow off the Pacific. We should be close to 500 inches on the season by tomorrow night.

Next storm is moving in this afternoon with overrunning moisture already in the area ahead of the main storm. Snow levels are beginning to rise above 7000 ft. but will fall to lake level overnight. The jetstream is extending across the Pacific and into CA. This jet will push into the area this afternoon and through the day on Wednesday.

Models are pretty consistent on 1.5-2 inches of liquid over Tahoe by Wednesday night. That will translate to 12-18 inches on the mountain by Wednesday night. The snow level will be right around the base lodge to start and then will drop to the Village overnight.

Next storm is set to move in by Friday and this storm is much colder with snow levels starting at lake level. We could see snow showers as early as Thursday night with heavier snow pushing into the basin Friday night and Saturday. This storm looks to bring another 1-2 feet of snow but of the drier variety.

We will have to watch the track of another low diving in behind this one over the weekend. The low looks to track in to our South but enough precip could still make far enough North to bring us several more inches. Temps over the weekend will be cold with highs in the 20's & 30's.

The storms for Wednesday and Friday of next week are still on track as well. These are colder storms as well and could bring us some decent snows. BA

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