First of all let me apologize for my absence. I had a death in the family and have been out of town for nearly 10 days. However, had you read my post from the 3rd of October you were warned that a storm was very likely to make it down the coast and hit our area hard (Post From October 3rd) starting today. I must say, getting it right from that far out is the exception rather than the rule especially since I was the only fool talking about it 19 days ago.
This storm is packing a very good precipitation punch and areas north and west of Tahoe will pick up in excess of 2 feet of snow at the crest and up to a foot of snow at Lake Level, especially on the north shore. Snow levels are plummeting and snow is falling as low as 5,000 feet which means travel on I-80 is going to be a mess.
Here is the precipitation forecast through Thursday, remember this is liquid precipitation:
As you can see, some areas north and west of Tahoe could pickup 3-5 inches of liquid precip. That means isolated areas of the Sierra receive in excess of 3 feet of snow. Mt. Rose should get between 1-2 feet of snow which is a good start.
This storm is moving faster than expected however. That means the potential for more significant precip will be reduced.
We are not complaining here at TWB as this storm is very welcome. Again I apologize for my absence and will talk about future events either today or tomorrow.
Stay Tuned ...