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Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Going To Snow For A Week

The next storm in our series is knocking at the door and should produce 12-30 inches of snow for Rose. I would not be surprised if we were at the upper end of that. Let's take a look at the 84 hour moisture chart:




This chart represents liquid precip from two storms that are going to slam our area and most of California. Incidentally this does include the leeward valleys of the Sierra and I would not be surprised if NWS issues a Winter Storm Warning for Reno and Carson. If you live in the foothills, expect heavy snow, perhaps as much as a foot by Tuesday.

Now back to the above chart. Mammoth and the Central Sierra are going to get nearly 8-10 inches of liquid precip from these next two storms. That is over 100 inches of snow. Kirkwood is clearly in the 6-8 inch range, while the Tahoe Crest is in the 4-6 inch range. The Western Tahoe Crest should pick up 6-10 feet of snow by Tuesday morning. The chart above has slide mountain in the 2-3 inch range (liquid precip). However, I just think it is inaccurate and Slide could easily pickup 5+ feet of snow by Tuesday morning.

Here is the EC look at the big storm for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday:


These two storms are amazing. The storm that is knocking on the door will produce some of the lowest barometer readings we have seen for years. The pressure is enormous and the winds will be too. The resorts around Tahoe will be challenged to open Saturday, because of winds.

On the heels of Sunday/Monday's storm is another Giant that is being forecast by GFS and EC. Then another Giant storm could slam us next weekend too.

This will be a very stormy week, and many parts of the Sierra could see near constant snow for the next 10 days. I will fine tune the forecast for Sunday/Monday and all of next week in my next post.

Stay Tuned ...

1 comment:

  1. Is this place heaven or what?! Great job and thanks for staying on it. I am weaning myself of NOAA discussions and moving towards your blog more and more...thanks for your hard work!!! A.W.

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