Decent Storm for Sunday
It is hard for the weather gods to crank up decent storms this time of year, but if you believe all the models, we are going to see a foot or more of snow in the Carson Range on Sunday. There will be 2-4 feet at the Western Crest of the Sierra.
This storm will have a cold front accompanying it. This should bring snow levels down to lake level or even below by Sunday night. We do not expect a major snow event for Lake Tahoe, but the mountains around the lake will pick up some much needed moisture. Expect much cooler temperatures at the beginning of next week as the cold front pushes through. Also, starting Saturday, expect winds to pick in the mountains and leeward valleys.
Here is the forecast for mid-morning on Sunday when we expect the precip to start:
The precip will last throughout the day on Sunday and well into Monday morning. As with all storms this time of year, it will be a challenge to get up and over the Sierra, so we do not expect the Carson Range to pick up nearly the amount of snow as the Western Side of the lake.
There will be some valley rain, perhaps 1/10th an inch.
I would be remiss to not mention that if Mt. Rose picks up 6 inches of precip on Sunday, our forecast for the winter season 20/21 would be exactly, right on at 225 inches. Pure luck! We see the dry trend starting to change over next season. With any luck ski areas will be operating without restrictions.
I will not comment on where we are with the Pandemic. The following graphic was downloaded this morning from the Nevada Hospital Association, which pretty much speaks for itself:
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