Showing posts from February, 2020

Cold Slider to Produce Cold, Not Much Snow; Pattern Change 2nd Week in March?

A cold slider will slip down the leeward side of the Sierra and could produce more snow for the Nevada valleys than the Western Crest of the Sierra. I guess at this point we should be happy with any precipitation. We see this storm coming in late Saturday into Sunday. By Monday afternoon temperatures will recover and become seasonal to above average moving forward. We are seeing at least the possibility of a pattern change around the 10th of March as a much larger storm could effect the area: We are still a long way out on this one, but there could be a last ditch effort for winter to reappear in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Stay Tuned ...

No Major Pattern Changes in Foreseeable Future

TWB is a long range forecasting service. Unfortunately, we have to have something to forecast in order to blog. This is just a reminder to our loyal readers that we are still around, but Ma Nature is not cooperating. We have been in an impudent pattern that brings 4-5 days of mild weather and then a dry cold front drops out of the north and we get cold for a 2-3 days. That is not going to change. Next weekend will bring us yet another cold front from the north. This system has very little moisture associated with it. It will then clear out and we will hit 4-5 days of seasonal to above average temperatures. Here is the culprit. The ridge of high pressure is blocking the west coast and is moving, however slightly, north and south. I glanced at the EC Monthly Control View and it is showing no precipitation for our area for the next 30 days, that is well into March. Of course that could change quite quickly. Ironically, we have no idea what instigates this change, but it happens