Tuesday – Monday:
After 7-9 feet of snow fell on the mountain so far in December, we have great conditions and a deep base to start the season! We will now head into a drier pattern for the next 7 days but it should stay fairly cold for now.
Mostly sunny skies are expected each day through Monday the 19th. Highs in the 20s up top and 30s at the base. The winds should stay fairly light through the period.
Next Tue – Wed System:
The next chance for some snow looks to be next Tuesday into Wednesday the 21st. The forecast models don’t agree on whether or not this system pushes far enough south to reach the northern Sierra. We’ll fine-tune the forecast as we get closer.
The long-range models suggest that high pressure could build in over CA through the end of December. That could bring some warmer temperatures the last week of the month. The storm track could become quite active to our north into the Pacific NW.
The storms could stay to our north or a storm or two could dig just far enough south to bring some snow to the northern Sierra. Confidence is low right now in any storms reaching Tahoe in the long range, but we’ll continue to watch the trends and I’ll let you know when storms will return.