Posted March 9, 6:05 am PT 7:05 an MT
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Lake Tahoe continues to get hammered and now we have a lot of rain and mixed precipitation for the foothills and all snow over 8000 feet. The warm conditions will continue through the weekend with the best snow falling along the crest.
Utah resorts near Salt Lake City will have heavy snow today with temperatures in the low 30s and blowing snow. The winds are coming from the southwest and are expected to be between 25-30 mph. The snow will continue through sunday with a brief lull during the day Saturday. The storm refires as another wave hits overnight Saturday.
If you plan to visit the ski resorts in the cottonwood canyons, it’s important to check the weather and road conditions beforehand and dress appropriately for the cold and windy conditions. It may also be a good idea to check with the resort to see if any trails or lifts are closed due to the weather.
Colorado is in for some snow over the next few days. The snow is expected to begin in the afternoon today, with light winds of 10 to 15 mph and occasional gusts of 20 mph. Temperatures will be in the low 40s. As we move into tonight, a stronger wave of snow will come through, bringing heavier snowfall.
Saturday looks like good powder day. It will be a great day for skiers and snowboarders, as snow showers are expected to continue throughout the day. So, it’s a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh snow. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s, but it will feel much colder with windchills in the single digits, and gusts in the mid 30’s.
Heavy snow throughout the Pacific Northwest, Sierra and Wasatch today as just about every resort will see a lot of snow throughout the next few days. For Lake Tahoe, I have updated totals due to better guidance for temperatures. Colorado gets into the action a little later today, around noon.
Warm, High temps near 40 at 5000 feet. Heavy rain with snow above 8000 ft, with strong winds in the 50-mph range at base level. Ridgetop winds likely near 100 mph.
Temperatures will drop to near freezing at lake level, along with the wind. Wind speeds will be more manageable, lol, with 30-40 mph winds with gusts around 50 mph at lake level. Ridgetop winds still in the upper 60-70s.
Heavy snow is back, with the emphasis on heavy (wet) at base level. Upper mountains should be ok.
Temps will be warm at base levels, around 30-32 degrees at base level and mid 20’s above 8000 ft, so expect a mixture of heavy snow at the lower elevations and dry snow above 8000.
Winds will be from the south between 20-25 mph with 40 mph gusts.
Snow continues throughout the day, as the bulk of the system has passed. Temperatures will be colder with upper 20’s at base level and low 20’s above 8000 ft.
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We are on storms 60-64 that will occur this week. Presently, we are in a lull with the strength of the storm systems, but that is predicted to energize in the coming days. We are seeing this energy on the models, around storm 64, for Lake Tahoe, with the aforementioned AR that is setting up now.
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