We saw 5 inches of snow at the summit Friday night into Saturday and another 10 inches last night bringing the storm total to 15 inches as of this morning. We picked up 8 inches at the base. The picture above was taken at 7500 ft. today which is 700 ft. below high camp. (photo courtesy of tahoemountainreport.com)
That snowfall is on top of the 5 feet from the past few weeks bringing the season total to 76 inches already and it's only opening weekend. A much better start than last year.
The storm train continues just to our North Monday and Tuesday. We will see some clouds and maybe a few sprinkles or snow showers but most of the precipitation should stay to our North. Then on Tuesday night into Wednesday there will be a brief dip in the jetstream and we could see quick hit of high elevation snow. Right now it looks like 3-6 inches are possible on the upper half of the mountain.
Things dry out and we warm into the 40's and 50's starting on Thanksgiving and into the holiday weekend. It won't last long as a cold trough will try to carve its way down the coast by the end of the weekend and into early next week. That could bring us some much colder air and maybe some light snow showers.
The next chance for some larger storms looks to be towards the end of next week. A large area of low pressure sitting over the Central Pacific from this weekend into early next week may finally push East and come inland around the end of the month. That is still almost two weeks away so stay tuned for updates. BA