Averages are averages and finally, for the next week, starting tomorrow .... its our turn!
A massive storm is poised to make land in central BC and the southern rings will pull moisture from the south in the form of atmospheric river and slam Northern California, including the Tahoe area .... finally!
Much needed precipitation is coming in and should start for the Northern Crest tomorrow afternoon.
This is a big storm, but the better news is the series of storms pictured above is going to cut south and slam us, head on, with another storm starting around late Sunday. The following is the forecast for around 5:00pm Sunday:
Here is the precip totals for the two storms combined:
While this is all good news for farmers and drought mongers alike, snow levels will be very high. We will also have a pretty strong rain shadow effect along the Sierra crest that will limit snowfall (somewhat) in the Carson range. Those snow levels are forecast to be around 8,000 feet for most of this event. The storm coming Sunday/Monday is even warmer. Sorry skiers, we can hope that the forecast is wrong, but these atmospheric river events tend to be very warm.
I am forecasting 18-24 inches of Sierra Cement for Mt. Rose by Tuesday evening. The crest above 8,000 could pick up 3-5 feet of snow in some areas.
After the storm in the early part of next week, we will dry out for what looks like another week at least. Here is the 30 day precip chart, looks very promising!
Stay Tuned ...