Active Weather Pattern to Continue into January; Major Storm for January 3rd?

 We are tracking a couple of storms and a very active weather pattern.

The first storm should produce 4-8 inches of snow for the Carson Range starting very early on New Years Eve.

This will be a fast moving storm.

What we are really tracking is that storm out in the Pacific. That storm is going to shove the ridge of high  pressure south and flatten it. That will allow the chance for a major snow event here in Tahoe. The models are in pretty good alignment for a major storm to hit our are around the 3rd of January:

Much of this depends on how far north the storm tracks, but we are keeping our eye on this one as another storm will move in right on it's heels and could produce another major snow event. Combined, this could be the event we have been waiting for. Here is a look at the January 5th forecast:

And the January 7th Forecast:

Notice the flat ridge of high pressure well to our south. Also notice the sub-tropical moisture connection. We do not want to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we could be looking at a good old fashion  Tahoe dump starting on the 3rd and lasting for about a week or even more. Cross your fingers as we all know Ma Nature controls the weather, not us!

How much snow are we talking, we are hoping for upwards of 5 feet for the Carson Range!

I am sure I speak for many when I say let's put 2020 in the rearview mirror and bring on 2021!

Stay Tuned ...