California is in for yet another round of winter storms this week. The action will begin on Thursday with the potential for stormy weather lasting through the middle of next week.
After a mild start to the week, a series of storms will begin to impact the region (Tahoe) mid-week through President’s Day Weekend. Strong winds, periods of heavy mountain snow, and potentially heavy rainfall can be expected as multiple storms will move though the region. The image above is depicting atmospheric moisture using Integrated Vapor Transport (IVT). The darker the color, the more moisture is being sampled in the atmosphere. These large areas of atmospheric moisture move across the Pacific Ocean and will begin to impact the west coast mid-week through next week. – US National Weather Service Reno Nevada
…Active Weather Pattern Returns Thursday…
Special Weather Statement From NOAA
A series of weak to moderate storms is expected to impact the region beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through the middle of next week. Additional rain and snow will create periods of difficult travel conditions in the Sierra and renewed flooding concerns. Current projections don`t indicate any strong storms. However, with very wet antecedent conditions in lower elevations and exceptionally deep snowpack at higher elevations, even small amounts of precipitation could create renewed flooding concerns.
The main flooding concerns will continue to be along smaller streams, areas of poor drainage, and main stem rivers in northeast California such as the Pit, Susan and Middle Fork Feather, which have already seen flooding this past week.
Our recommendations are to utilize the next two dry weather days to clear snow, mud and debris from storm drains and poor drainage areas, and to keep flood mitigation measures in place through the middle of next week.