Significant Snowfall Forecast For The Sierra This Week

Significant Snowfall Forecast For The Sierra This Week


Significant Snowfall Forecast For The Sierra This Week


Report From Powderchasers

A Decent looking storm with cold air bringing snow levels near lake level will slam into the Sierra late Wednesday night.  Peak snowfall will most likely occcur on Thursday.  Currently the models show higher amounts in the southern regions of the SIerra, however decent amounts are possible near Squaw (Mammoth may take the win).   Models show some light snow continuing into Friday.  Some of the highest peaks of the Sierra Crest may see 15-20 inches while most of the open ski areas should range from 9-15 inches.    Well it’s mid May, and it appears to be the chase that never wants to end.  Colorado grabbed 20 inches a few weeks ago and another 7-9 inches late last week.

Below: Total snowfall for the Sierra through Friday (Peaking Thursday).

Below:  Precipitation peaks on Thursday for the Sierra Range.

Powder will also be falling in New England today with up to 4-8 inches expected over the highest peaks favoring New Hampshire.

Below:  Total snowfall for New England Tuesday

Below:  Web cam at Mount Snow earlier this week!  WOO HOO

The Wasatch gets into the picture for the Friday-Saturday timeframe.   Currently it appears that much cooler air will plummit the snow levels to 6500 feet at some point Friday or Saturday.  Expect some freshies for late Friday or Saturday.  Amounts currently appear to be in the 3-8 inch range with some model disecrepencies.

Below:  Total snowfall for the Wastach through Saturday.

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