Tahoe is FINALLY gonna get some snow. Cool. We’ve got a Special Weather Statement and potentially up to a foot of snow coming our way.
The most important feature in all this is that it looks like the “storm door” is getting flung open.
“Then the pattern becomes more established the beginning of next week as the ridge shifts further West in the Pacific allowing the trough to broaden off the West Coast. Meanwhile a huge low moves into the Gulf of Alaska and it looks like it should send the jetstream into CA around Wednesday or Thursday of next week. We have been watching the teleconnections point to this for a while now and the models have been showing it since last week. If things continue to develop this is a storm we should start to get excited about. The amount of precip that kind of a setup is capable of producing can bring several feet to the Sierra.” – BA
WINDS AHEAD OF THE STORM WILL INCREASE DRAMATICALLY THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. RIDGE WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 80 TO 100 MPH ALONG THE SIERRA RIDGES.AS THE COLD FRONT APPROACHES...SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP SIGNIFICANTLY FROM 7000 FEET FRIDAY MORNING TO VALLEY FLOORS BY MIDDAY FRIDAY. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA...WITH AS MUCH AS A FOOT IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS POSSIBLE.