Storm Machine to Shutdown; Ski Areas May Also
We are seeing a massive blocking ridge of high pressure setting up just off the West Coast:
This ridge of high pressure is going to settle in, push all storms well north of Tahoe and stay there through at least the first week in December.
Both the GFS and EC weather models are in agreement, which means the likelihood of this happening is high.
Here is a wider look as the ridge in the jet stream sets up:
This is a classic La Nina pattern.
Having said that, the models have been really struggling with anything more than a few days out this year, so hope is not completely lost.
Currently the long range models are showing a sign of the ridge breaking down around the 10th of December.
All we can do between now and then is hope that Ma Nature flexes her ample muscles and returns us to the snow.
Similar to the weather shutting down, rumor has it that Nevada may be shutting down as well. We certainly hope not as checking the hospital data in both Washoe and Clark counties we are seeing the following: