Thursday, March 8, 2012

Plenty of Winter to Come

Nice weather is with us for Friday and Saturday but that will all change.  A series of storms will take aim at the West coast and that could make for an increasingly wintry week ahead.

The first storm for Sunday night looks like it will keep most of the precip to our North with just some light snow into Monday morning it's looking like 1-3 inches up on the mountain.

The next storm moving in Monday night is stronger but I'm not liking the orientation of the jet stream. Most of the heavy precip may stay to our Northwest without any really good forcing with the jet stream out of the Southwest and to our North. There will be a sharp cut-off of precip East of the crest. Right now it looks like we could see a few inches in the basin and several inches along the crest.

Then the next storm moves in around Wednesday night. This one looks like it could push the jet stream further South and the heavier precip could push into the Tahoe basin. This one has the potential to bring snow in feet.

It looks like another storm could move in coming further South the weekend of the 17th. An active weather pattern ahead next week so stay tuned. BA

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