Showing posts from March, 2022

California to Get Nice Shot of Moisture

  Early Monday Morning This storm showed some promise. However, like the last storm, it appears the Carson Range will be shadowed out. These storms just do not have the strength to hold together over the Sierra. This will allow some much needed moisture into California. As we get later into the season, the storms become weaker. Temps recover quickly, although not quite as warm as this past week. Stay Tuned ...

Two Storms Possible Starting Next Weekend

The two most reliable models are predicting a couple of decent storms starting next weekend. In all we could be looking at up to 2 feet of additional snow for Mt. Rose. The GFS model is showing this for the 27th: GFS: Sunday March 27th The European (most reliable) has this storm showing up late on the 28th and then another storm on the 31st; ECMWF: March 31st If these storms hit they will provide much needed moisture for the west. There is going to be a "rain shadow", however, I think Rose should still get 1-2 feet of snow. The other side of Lake Tahoe could be looking at 2-4 feet of snow above 7,000 feet. Excellent conditions still exist out there. My hat goes off to the groomers up at Rose. This additional snow will allow the great conditions to continue. Between next weekend and now, however, we are looking at some very warm temperature. We are talking about highs in the leeward valleys in the 70's (Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat). Stay Tuned ...

Weak Storm for Saturday Night

 Well, this is the best we can do. We are tracking a couple of storms. The first is on tap for this weekend and could bring up to 6 inches of snow to the Carson Range starting Saturday afternoon and lasting until very early Sunday morning: After that we expect a big warm up that could see valley temps in the mid-70's by the middle of next week. Of course that will change and around the 28th of this month we see another fairly weak system, which is not uncommon for this time of year. We can see very large storms in April and in May. I suspect Ma Nature will turn things around just about the time we all catch spring fever. As far as season totals, this has been a pretty average La Nina year. Remember La Nina is fewer but larger storms. We have certainly seen that. Mt. Rose is going to be very close to average snowfall for the season. If you believe in averages and we certainly do, next year could bring above average precipitation. Stay Tuned ...

Slider System to Bring Much Needed Snow and Much Colder Temperatures

Sorry for the late note, I have been in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. At the behest of everybody I know, I did not bring a laptop! We have another Slider like system that will drop into our area and bring snow and cold through tomorrow morning. Because of the temps for most of this event, we are looking at around 8-16 inches of very light powder for the Carson Range. Seeing a gradual warm up into the 60's for late next week. Stay Tuned ...