Snowmaking in Squaw | Special Weather Statement! 6" ABOVE 7000 FEET

Snowmaking in Squaw | Special Weather Statement! 6" ABOVE 7000 FEET

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Snowmaking in Squaw | Special Weather Statement! 6" ABOVE 7000 FEET

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Snowmaking has started in Squaw Valley in preparation for the upcoming storm. The transition from Fall to Winter seems to be taking effect. The National Weather Service of Reno has just posted this Special Weather Statement.

...COLDER AND UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGH THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST
COAST THURSDAY. AHEAD OF THIS STORM...WINDS WILL INCREASE WITH
STRONG GUSTS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN THE LEE SIDE OF THE SIERRA
FROM RENO AND CARSON CITY SOUTH TO MONO COUNTY...AND EAST INTO
MINERAL COUNTY WHERE A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND
THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN BY EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THEN SPREAD
SOUTH AND EAST WITH SNOW POSSIBLY REACHING THE LOWER VALLEYS
AROUND RENO AND CARSON CITY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE.

THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 6 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET...WITH A FEW INCHES IN THE
LAKE TAHOE BASIN. IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEVADA...UP
TO AN INCH OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH HEAVY SNOW IS NOT
EXPECTED...ROAD SURFACES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW TO
ACCUMULATE AND PRODUCE SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS.

COLD CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN WESTERN NEVADA ONLY IN THE 40S AND OVERNIGHT LOWS
FROM THE MID TEENS TO MID 20S. ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS IS
POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL THROUGH THE EASTERN SIERRA OR OVER SIERRA
PASSES THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING OR LATE IN THE WEEKEND SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WEATHER STATEMENTS.


First Day of solid snowmaking at Squaw Valley. Will Red Dog be the first chair to open this season?


Cold early morning temps make for good Fall snowmaking weather.

 

 

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