Change in Forecast: It is Going to Snow Forever!

If you read our last post, the first storm that we thought would miss us and not get over the Sierra has been given a powerful shot of energy. Couple that with a moisture tap to the sub-tropics and we have all the makings for another major winter storm.

We should not be surprised. 2019 has been this way and looks to continue being this way. So the next storm cycle starts ... now!

The leading edge is creating violent down slope winds for the leeward valleys and especially the foot hills with 100+mph gusts being recorded and wreaking havoc up and down the range.

Behind it:

Notice the moisture tail that extends to the end of the earth! This is the forecast for today (2/25) at 4:00 pm.

This is only gets better (or worse, depending on your perspective). This should continue through Thursday with some of the heaviest precip we have seen this year.

On it's heels, the storm we talked about last post, here is a look at the forecast for noon on Saturday:

But this just keeps getting better. The 3rd storm is just as potent, coming from the south. Here is a look at the forecast for Wednesday late morning (March 6):

This one will be warmer than the first few as we are looking at snow levels of around 6,500 - 7,000 feet for most of this event.

A couple of years ago we had a weather week that setup like what we are about to see. We could hardly believe what we were publishing. This is eerily similar. Imagine Mammoth seeing in the neighborhood of 15 feet of snow in the next 10 days to go with the 550 inches they have already seen.
Here is the precip forecast for the next 10 days:

Most areas of the Sierra will see from 10-16 inches of liquid precip that should be all snow above 7,000 feet.

What we are going to do with all this water is anybody's guess. We do know one thing, it will eventually go down hill, gravity dictates that.

It has been suggested to me (partially tongue in cheek) that Ma Nature is punishing us for our arrogance, claiming that we are in charge. Who is to say? One thing we do know without dispute; Ma Nature is firmly in control, we are just along for the ride.

Stay Tuned ...