Lot’s of New Snow!
Winter is here and at my home we received 14 inches as of 6:00 AM. Very dry and fluffy powder and very cold. The temperature is a balmy 10 degrees with a forecasted high of about 13. We are still under a winter storm warning until 10:00 tonight with predicted additional accumulations of between 10-20 inches! This should get all of our resort in good shap not only with the new natural snow but it is allowing snow-making operations to run full tilt 24 hours a day.
Looking ahead it appears that Lake Tahoe will have off and on snow throughout the week with a reinforcing shot of even colder air midweek and into the weekend. Another significant storm may hit the Lake Tahoe basin and High Sierra over the weekend and into next week. It could be a very stormy Christmas!
We will post some snow photos later this morning so we don’t look like liars!
Here is the statement from the National Weather Service
Statement as of 4:42 AM PST on December 15, 2008
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 10
PM PST this evening.
* Storm total accumulations through tonight: 10 to 20
inches… with 18 to 30 inches above 7000 feet.
* Winds: southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Ridge
gusts up to 65 mph.
* Impacts: visibility will be reduced to near zero at times in
heavy snow with blowing snow over the passes. Drifting snow will
create dangerous driving conditions… especially over Sierra
passes. The morning and afternoon commutes will be affected.
Expect significant delays.