As Ridge Moves West, Storm Door Opens. Winter Starts Next Week.

If you have read any of our recent posts, you know that we are forecasting our persistent ridge in the Jet to move west and get out of the way of a series of storms. We have been guessing the timing anywhere from the 18th to the 29th. Well it looks like on the 21st, our first storm will drop down from the north, pick up ample moisture from the south and kickoff winter, perhaps just in time for Thanksgiving weekend skiing! This will be the first in a series of storms that should stick around for a while. We are confidently counting three storms and are not looking out past that third storm.

Here is the timing as of now, of course subject to minor changes:

Wednesday November 21st at 10:00pm

Friday November 23rd at 4:00am

Saturday November 24th 4:00pm

Obviously, we are still a ways out so the timing is subject to change. But barring any unforeseen event, we should be looking at a very snowy Thanksgiving holiday.

With any luck, these storms will put out the fires that have been burning in California, almost non-stop, for the past 4-5 months.

From a snow perspective, levels will be high to start and as the front moves through they will drop. We will have much more in the way of details as the storms approach. For now 2-4 feet for the Carson Range with the possibility of much more.

Stay Tuned ...