A Tale of Two High Pressure Systems

As I talked about in my last two posts, high pressure is going to dominate our weather into the foreseeable future. Take a look at the weather map for Wednesday night:

High pressure off the California coast will be joined by another high pressure system. The two systems, which will form one bigger system, will actually shift slightly north and block any type of weather activity from Tahoe. In addition, warm and very mild air will accompany the blocking systems, pushing temps in the leeward valleys into the 70's by Thursday. As the storms come ashore well north of our area, we will get some wrap around affect, but that will be mostly wind and slightly cooler temps.

Return To Stormy Pattern?
That is the bad news, the good news is that this pattern should break down around the middle of April. Right now it looks like this could usher in another very stormy pattern. Currently the models are not picking up on this, however the NOAA PNA takes a very abrupt negative shift toward the middle of next month. I will keep a very close eye on this development and report accordingly.

Unofficial Squaw Valley
I have published a new link to another site that is awesome. This site is the unofficial Squaw Valley site. The link was given to me by a good friend and the author of the site lives at Squaw and is able to report conditions to the minute. Take a look at this site and some of the recent photos published of the authors two story house. Unbelievable.

Avalanche Danger
This following link came to me from my friends at Unofficial Mt. Rose (link also published to the right). There was a skier triggered avalanche on the backside of Fireplug. Looks like a pretty good slide. The skier survived to tell about it. He was lucky to say the least.

Slide on backside of Fireplug

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