It hasn’t snowed yet in Tahoe, but that’s about to change. We finally have storms coming. It’s a big wet series of storms that are gonna have high snow levels. These storms could kick-start our season…or just be a big muddy mess.
How quickly will resorts be able to get new terrain open if we do get big snow?
OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN CHANGE:
.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY... VERY HIGH CONFIDENCE IN MAJOR PATTERN CHANGE LATE IN THE WEEK TO A MILD, VERY WET PATTERN. -noaa.gov
6-8 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE:
“The new Euro is further South as well but doesn’t have the Friday storm as huge as the GFS. The difference between the two right now is 6-8 feet of snow above 8000 ft. along the crest vs. 4-5 feet.” - TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com
WHAT MODELS SHOW TO BE THE BIGGEST STORM OF THE PERIOD COMES IN FRI AFTERNOON-FRI NIGHT. WINDS AND RAIN ARE THE BIGGEST THREATS WITH HIGH SNOW LEVELS NEAR 8000-9000 FEET AT ONSET. RAIN COULD BE VERY HEAVY... - noaa.gov
“Now, let’s look at the snow levels. The Euro looks to try and keep them around 7000 ft. until later Thursday when they fall to lake level at the end of the first storm. The GFS looks a little warmer with snow levels hovering around 7000 ft. maybe just above to start. So snow amounts with the first storm look like 1-2 feet right now above 7500 ft. for the first system.” - TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com
“So as of this morning it looks like 3-6 feet are possible on the upper half of the mountains above 7500 ft. through next Saturday.” – TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com