This very quick moving, storm has brought very beneficial moisture to all of Tahoe and the western Nevada valleys. It is not quite over. I expect another 2-4 inches up at Rose by Tomorrow. Some models are saying more. The snow levels started very high, near 10,000 feet, and took some time to move down. Therefore the resort snow totals are relatively low with Rose being the winner and accumulating 8-12 inches. That number should increase to near 16 inches by Friday with an outside chance of slightly more.
However the moisture impact should be significant because of the rain for nearly all resorts. We have been in a very dry spell and 2-3 inches of liquid precip has fallen in the Sierra all around Tahoe.
The California coast will pick up more moisture come Sunday as a system moves straight down the coast. There is some chance that we could pick up some of that.
I am focusing on a large storm for the following weekend, but that is still way out. Hopefully that holds together. Here is the EC look about 9 days out:
Of course that could change, continue to do your snow ceremonies. This storm's snow totals were disappointing, but the moisture totals were pretty impressive and should ease the drought conditions slightly.
As we have seen these models have not been reliable so let's hope they are beginning to dial in on this pattern.
Stay Tuned ...