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3-5 Feet for Tahoe

By November 7, 20222 Comments

 

Forecast Summary

This is a huge storm for Lake Tahoe resorts, it is similar to the Christmas storm from last year.  Check out the video above of the storm sliding down the West Coast. 

As I zoom in, you can see how the storm hits the mountain crest and flows over it.  Snow shadowing is visible east of the crest. What is show shadowing? The easterly flow of the storm hits the mountain upslope causing the air to rise, enhancing precipitation.  Once the air descends, on the downslope, or backside of the crest, the air compresses and dries, causing less precipitation.  Pretty cool.

We are in an amplified pattern, just like cycle 2 of last year, this storm has similar setup tapping into Pacific moisture.  We are still working on why some cycles are amplified, while others are not.  We are getting

The snow continues for the Pacific Northwest for today and tonight adding another 4-6 inches for most resorts. Utah resorts get in on the action today thru Thursday morning, with 2-3 feet expected.  Colorado overnight Wednesday and Thursday.

Thank you for reading the blog, as always if you have any questions please comment below or send an email to Mike@FutureSnow.CO
Updated Test Chart

Forecasted Areas:

Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains

Crystal MountainMount Hood MeadowsTimberline49 Degrees North,  BachelorMt Baker,

Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains

HeavenlyPalisades TahoeKirkwoodDodge RidgeDonner Ski Ranch

Utah Wasatch Mountains

AltaPark CityDeer ValleyBrightonSnowbirdBrian Head

Colorado Rocky Mountains

AspenAspen HighlandsSnowmassVailBeaver Creek,  Winter ParkKeystoneArapahoe BasinBreckenridgeCopper MountainPowderhornSki CooperTellurideCrested ButteSilvertonWolf CreekEldoraLoveland

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • NLTCrow says:

    Is this week’s Tahoe storm the repeat of the Sept 20 storm that extinguished the Mosquito Fire?
    If not, when can we expect that one to come visit again?
    Thanks Mike! Always look forward to your updates!

  • Mike Holm says:

    Hello NLTCrow, I can’t go into specifics regarding the cycle length because it’s proprietary info that gives us a competitive advantage. I will discuss the cycle length in January, once we are a little farther along in the season.
    We are working on the next 30-day forecast, it will be out this week.

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