Goodbye 60's, Hello Snow
If you have been following this blog, we have been tracking a weather pattern change for quite some time now. The models are converging and it looks like 4 separate storms are poised to hit Tahoe. Not any one of these storms is gigantic, but the sum of these storms should open a ton of terrain in the Tahoe area.
The first storm is one we elected to ignore and it has overachieved. It will add 2-4 inches to Mt. Rose which is a welcome sight.
More importantly it will clear the way for the slider system that comes in Thursday night. This system is going to be accompanied by some very cold air. We will drop 30 degrees and mountain highs on Friday will be in the teens. In addition, expect 2-6 inches of snow for the leeward valleys and perhaps 6-8 inches of snow for Mt. Rose.
Notice the ridge getting shoved west. That opens a real storm door and a week from today (Monday Dec. 13) we will see decent storm with low snow levels come into Tahoe.
GFS is much more bullish but both it and the EC model are converging on this storm. Then, the 4th storm in our series comes. This again is another colder storm and snow levels will be well below lake level. This storm comes in late on the 15th of December.
Yes, things are about to change. You just knew that Ma Nature would be back to her old tricks again, unusually extended dry weather followed by a series of storms. That's how it works.
Stay Tuned ...