The Storm Door is Wide Open
If this were January, this would be a major event. Truth be told, storms are just not that strong this time of year. However, we are in for several moderate events, especially considering it is mid-April. As my friend over at Unofficial Rose put it, "Well it looks like we will get a week of January in April which I gotta say is classic Nevada weather. 75 one day, below freezing the next."
Let's start with Saturday's storm. This is a stronger storm than the one that left around 7 inches on Slide Mountain:
It is also warmer with snow levels creeping up above 7,000 feet. You can see the separation of warm and cold air, right now we are in the warmer air at the peak of the storm. All snow for Rose though.
I would be remiss not to mention that prior to Saturday there will be a few waves of precip that could leave an inch or two. Saturday's storm could leave as much as a foot. Shadowing for Rose, does not appear to be in play.
The next storm is on track for Tuesday. It is very similar to Saturday's storm. We are thinking 6-12 inches for Rose.
Another very similar storm is on track for Thursday (4/21):
We are thinking another 8-12 inches.
Much warmer weather moves behind this storm.
We will take what we can get, but if all goes according to plan (whose plan?), we could see an additional 2 feet of snow on Slide Mountain in the next week:
Stay Tuned ...