Happy Black Friday! If any of you have been out at 4:00 AM shopping this morning you probably noticed that a coat was definite a must! Over night the skies cleared and the temperatures dropped considerably. This is great news for the Lake Tahoe Ski resorts as it will finally allow some snow-making to be performed and coupled with the snow dumped by the last southernn oriented low it has allowed Heavenly Mountain Resort to open today!
Looking down the road the picture is muddled but the idea that a huge blocking high (REX Block) placing itself for weeks seems to have been overplayed and the current high pressure ridge may flatten and allow some precipitation into the Lake Tahoe area sometime next week.
Peering even further down the road days 8-14 (December 6-12) look wet with a powerful Pacific jet stream possibly sending wet and stormy weather towards the Lake Tahoe Basin and maybe bringing with it the copious amounts of snow we need to really get the winter ski/board season jump-started! This prognostication is a long way out but it does warrant a look. Once again, burn those old skis and snowboards to appease the ski gods!