Showing posts from October, 2021

Most October Precipitation in 20 Years, Just Off the Coast

 ... And like that, Mother Nature flips a switch and we go from some of our driest weather in some time to some of our wettest weather in October, ever! There is a massive storm that is going wreak havoc on the northern half of California and Western Nevada. This storm is going to produce copious amounts of precipitation. That precip will spill over into the leeward valleys of Reno and Carson City and deliver some much needed rain. Maybe too much as flash flood warnings and watches are out for the entire area. This storm will pull up very warm air and tap into sub-tropical moisture. I believe the modern acronym is that we are about to experience an AR event (atmospheric river). Very unusual for October. Here is what the EC see's in the way of timing.  Friday October 22nd Noon : This is the weakest of the waves of moisture heading our way. There will be a window of on again off again precip throughout tomorrow (10/23), then very early Sunday the big stuff comes in: Sunday October 24

Weak Storms Are Paving the Way For Much Stronger Storms

 Because we cannot rely on Mother Nature, we are tracking several very strong storms especially for this time of year. This will greatly aid in coming out of the current drought as Ma Nature cranks up her storm machine. The current storm will wind down Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning (10/19 - 10/20). We do not expect much precipitation with this storm. Any snow will be in the upper elevations above 7,000 feet. Those levels, as always, will drop as the get on the backside of the front. This will bring beneficial moisture up and down the west coast. Notice the blob out at sea. That is going to spin into a stronger storm. The leading edge will pull up some very warm and moist air. This looks much more like a January weather pattern than October. But after the consistent record highs, many are probably relieved that winter will indeed return.  The leading edge of this major storm will be Sunday, late morning (10/24). As this storm continues to spin it will strengthen and pull up more moi

Several Fronts to Slide Down Eastern Sierra and Bring Much Cooler Temps and Light Mountain Snow

The storms are getting much closer as we transition into our fall pattern and approach our rainy season. We have a couple of cold fronts that will slide down the Eastern Sierra and bring very cool temperatures starting Wednesday. A re-enforcing cold front will them come down early next week and bring our temperatures 15-20 degrees below average. Here is a look at next Monday (October 11): If you live in the mountains, expect winter like conditions as far as winds and temperatures are concerned. We do not see any major snowfall out of either of these storms, but it is still early October. We are cranking the numbers for the potential this winter and will have our season forecast in the next week or two. Stay Tuned ...