3 Weak, Moisture Starved Systems Heading Our Way

We have 3 systems that will move quickly through and have a slight impact on the area. I do not see any major snowfall amounts in any one given time period, however the total of all 3 systems will leave us with more snow in the Carson Range and Sierra.

Let's focus on the total precip and snow levels. Mt. Rose will receive all snow. For the most part snow levels will be around 6,500-7,000 feet. However, the 2nd system could bring in some warmer air and snow levels could jump to 7,500 feet late tomorrow or early Tuesday.

Here is the precip forecast:


Some areas of the High Sierra, around the western crest could see as much as 3 additional feet. Those areas, above 9,000 feet have picked up so much snow this season, that 3 feet is like a few inches anywhere else. It is interesting that Mt. Rose has led North America in snowfall amounts, because the highest peaks, west of Lake Tahoe at the crest of the Sierra have picked up much more snow, perhaps some areas in the 1,000 inch range ... uninhabitable!

I do see 9-18 inches of additional snowfall for Mt. Rose by late next Wednesday.

After that, high pressure begins to dominate and we will see a fairly significant warming trend. How significant? There is a chance of 80 degrees for the leeward valleys, next Saturday.

Stay Tuned ...

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