Final Storm Today, then Dry for 7-10 Days

The final storm in the series of storms will hit today. The trajectory of this storm has improved as the storm will hit Tahoe directly. The storm has ample moisture, will come in warm with snow elevations around 7,500 feet. It is packing a strong cold front that will bring snow all the way to the valley floor by tonight. Here is a look a the precip potential:

We are seeing an additional 1-2 feet of snow for Mt. Rose, with other Tahoe areas picking up rain on the lower mountain eventually turning to all snow.

With this storm comes gusty winds for the Sierra and Carson range with ridge top winds exceeding 100 mph.

After this storm a ridge of high pressure moves in and this storm cycle, for all practical purposes is over. We see dry weather for the next 7-10 days or more.

Looking way down the road, the ridge finally breaks down around February 2nd. A couple of storms look to make it into our area sometime around then.

Stay Tuned ...


  1. I live in Arrowcreek too. Please tell me the next system hits Feb 1---I have a buddy coming in from Philly the day prior and I'm skiing with him for 5 days.

  2. I have a storm arriving around that time. We are looking at above average Precip from 2/4 - 2/18 as well. Our ridge has really dug in, but it will begin to breakdown right around the 1st of Feb. I will post in a few days as the models get some time to think about this. Conditions throughout all of Tahoe should be excellent for your friend's arrival.

  3. Please tell us there's still heavy precip coming early february...forecasts are looking dry and warm! No bueno :(

    1. Not sure which models you are looking at, but I just checked the European (most reliable by far) and the first of the storms arrives on the 31st, with two more on it's heels. I will try and get out a post tomorrow. Think positive, if you are desperate, wash your car late on the 30th :). Of course always remember one thing, Ma Nature has the last say!

    2. I see what you are looking at there on the Euro model and hope that rings true. Seems like there isn't significant precip on the way as of yet though. At this point I won't complain until 2+ dry weeks. Last season has made me thankful for what we have


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