Seems like every time we get a powder day, it rains the next day. This past storm is no exception. What’s really weird is that patrol is bombing the crap outta the mountain. I can guarantee you that not a single thing is sliding up there today guys. Wonder why they are bombing today?
It’s been raining in the valley since yesterday evening. That rain got pretty high up the mountain and it’s currently raining to at least the top of the Headwall chair (about 8,400 ft).
Conditions on the mountain look wet & miserable & sticky. We are gonna get out there about 11am and letcha know how it is. Follow us on twitter for live updates: Unofficial’s Twitter
SQUAW CONDITIONS TODAY:
– 0” of new snow on the lower mountain
– 1” of new snow on the upper mountain
– 33F at High Camp (8,200 ft) at 8am
– 38F at the base (6,200 ft) at 8am
– High today of 53F
– Light rain now, clearing a bit later
THE BRIGHT SIDE:
All this sounds pretty bad, right? Well, it’s not. When storms come in wet, then progressively get colder, we get the perfect Tahoe snow. That’s what’s gonna happen with this storm. That Winter Storm Watch is still in effect. We are going to see 12-18 inches up high once the snow levels start dropping on Saturday. Snow levels are forecasted to drop down to 5,500 feet on Saturday.
It’s gonna be good here on Sunday.
Today: Scattered showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Very windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to between 40 and 45 mph. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.
Saturday: Rain before 11am, then snow. High near 40. Very windy, with a southwest wind between 40 and 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Saturday Night: Snow showers. Low around 17. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.