Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More Snow Tonight and This Weekend

Northstar picked up another 6 inches Monday morning to bring the storm total to 10 inches up top.  We had a break today from the snow but that won't last long as the next storm moves in Tuesday night. This is a compact little storm dropping down from the North and it will bring more cold and a quick shot of snow.

The snow will fall in a short time frame from after midnight into Wednesday morning. Total snowfall is expected to be around 3-6 inches at the base and 4-8 inches at the summit by tomorrow afternoon.  Add that to Monday's total and we could reach a foot and a half for the 3 days by Wednesday afternoon.

We will have a break on Thursday and Friday before the next storm moves into the Pacific NW on Saturday. This storm will bring some light snow on the Southern edge to Tahoe. We may see 1-2 inches from light snow showers.

Two more systems will move through Sunday night and again Monday night. These systems look like light snow producers as well, but a couple of the forecast models suggest we could see a little bit more with the Sunday storm. We will have to keep an eye on that the next couple of days.

In the long-range it looks like we may have a break the second half of next week as the ridge of high pressure move in off the West Coast. That may change after the 25th of the month as the climate models suggest the ridge moves out North of Hawaii opening the storm door to end the month and to start March. BA

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