The next storm begins to make its presence felt for the Sierra early Saturday Morning. This storm will develop and pick up moisture from the Pacific. This storm will hang around for about 36-48 hours and should dump 2-4 feet of snow on the Western Crest and about half that in the Carson Range by Sunday night. Here is a look at Saturday night's forecast:
Right behind this system is the next system which makes its approach around noon on Monday. Here is a look at the forecast for Monday around noon, I expect similar precip numbers from the Saturday/Sunday storm:
Here is a look at total liquid precip for the next 6 or so days:
Yours truly has been talking about this pattern change being caused by an oncoming El Nino. The general consensus is 2014 will be the return of El Nino. A moderate El Nino is now being forecast, with confidence, to show up late summer. If that El Nino turns into a strong El Nino, which I think it will, then look out for the Winter of 2014/2015. Here is the general difference between a moderate and strong El Nino:
Stay Tuned ...