Sunday, February 12, 2012

Several Inches of Snow Tonight Thru Monday

It has been a little while since we have seen a bigger storm but one is finally at our doorsteps. We will see an increase in clouds later today and this evening, and then the snow will begin to fall this evening by midnight.

This will be a cold storm with some light snow. We should pick up 2-4 inches at the base by morning and 3-5 inches at the summit.  The heaviest snow will fall late tonight into Monday morning and then taper to snow showers that could last into Monday evening. 

Additional snowfall on Monday should be around the same as what we saw overnight.  Total snowfall by the Tuesday morning snow report should be 4-8 inches at the base and 6-10 inches at the summit.

The next storm will drop down from the North on Wednesday. The track is still uncertain as this is a compact little storm and a jog West or East could mean a miss. Right now we have the chance of a few more inches if the storm drops down over the Sierra.

Next weekend is still uncertain with some of the forecast models showing a couple feet from a strong low coming down the West coast keeping it snowing all weekend. But other models show the ridge a littel closer to the coast only allowing some cold air and maybe a little light snow to drop down the West coast.  We'll be watching this one all week.  BA

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