Snow levels have stayed pretty low so far with 80% of the mountain picking up accumulating snowfall. Another 6 inches overnight at high camp has brought the storm total to 12 inches so far.
We are seeing the snow already beginning to fall this morning on the mountain. We should see 3-6 inches of snow before the storm moves out tonight. We will have a brief break on Thursday before stronger storms arrive for the weekend.
A large area of low pressure will form in the Gulf of Alaska this week and will send the first wave of moisture into the West Coast Wednesday. This is a fast moving piece of energy that should drop a quick 3-6 inches of snow Wed-Wed night at the base with 6-9 inches possible up top.
The quiet weather pattern is going to continue for another 5 days or so. Plenty of cold air at night for snowmaking on the lower half of the mountain with inversions up top. We are still watching the storm for the first weekend of December.
Squaw Valley picked up two more inches of snow last night bringing the 4 day total to 25 inches of snow. That makes for a nice solid base of natural snow on the upper half of the mountain.
We will see another quick shot of high elevation snow tonight lingering into Wednesday morning from a cold front that nudges toward the region. The snow levels will be around 6500-7000 ft.
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)
The first storm system of the weekend is exiting the region today as the next colder storm is approaching from the Northwest. We have seen 5 inches of snow at the top of the mountain so far with some rain at the base.
Lots of snow on the way for the mountain starting tomorrow.
Not a lot of changes from yesterday with the biggest change being the amount of moisture that the first storm is picking up and is going to bring inland on Saturday. Also, the trend is a little further South again for Monday and Tuesday with the jetstream.
We have some more snow on the way this weekend just in time for the updated opening day of Friday the 16th.