Most interested in North Lake conditions (i.e., Northstar, Alpine), but also curious about Kirkwood and happenings down south.
...stormy Weather Expected Thursday Through Sunday Over Northern
A Powerful Low Pressure System Over The Gulf Of Alaska Will Send A
Series Of Storms Into California By The End Of The Week. A
Prolonged Period Of Heavy Rain In The Interior Valley...and Heavy
Snow In The Mountains Is Expected. The First Storm Will Begin To
Affect The Region On Thursday...with Several Inches Of Snow
Accumulating In The Mountains By Friday Morning. A Second Storm
Is Expected On Friday And...a Colder Third Storm On Sunday.
These Storms Will Drop Several Inches Of Rain Over The Central
Valley...and Heavy Snow Over The Mountains. A Total Of About 10 Feet
Of Snow May Fall Over The Highest Mountain Passes By The End Of
Very Strong Winds Are Also Expected At Times In The Central
Valley And Mountains Later This Week. Wind Gusts Over 40 Mph Are
Expected In The Central Valley On Thursday...with Gusts Possibly
Exceeding 60 Mph Over The Higher Mountain Elevations. Even
Stronger Winds Are Expected On Friday. Weather Forecast Charts
Indicate The Potential For Extremely Strong Winds...almost To The
Magnitude Of The Storm On December 12, 1995. ..when Wind Gusts From
60 To Over 80 Mph Struck Northern California...including Portions
Of The Sacramento Valley. The Strong Winds Resulted In Numerous
Power Outages Throughout Northern California.
We never did get a storm like this last year. I'm ready for snow, unfortunately its going to be really tough to get to the ski areas, and lifts probably won't run until the blizzard level winds subside and avy control work is complete. Best bet is Homewood and Sierra.
|AS FAR AS THE SIERRA...WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED BY LATE MORNING. WHILE SNOW LEVELS WILL BRIEFLY RISE THIS MORNING TO NEAR 6500 TO 7000 FEET...THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION RATES WILL QUICKLY BRING SNOW LEVELS DOWN STARTING AROUND NOON. EXTREMELY HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH OR MORE WILL MAKE ANY TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING. IN ADDITION...RIDGE GUSTS OF UP TO 200 MPH WILL OCCUR. AS DAY SHIFT MENTIONED... SNOWFALL RATES OF 6 INCHES PER HOUR ARE LIKELY FOR A FEW HOURS...AND MAY EVEN BE HEAVIER AT TIMES. TOTAL SNOW IN THE SIERRA WILL BE SEVERAL FEET...AND WILL BE INCREASING ACCUMULATION AROUND LAKE TAHOE AS SNOW LEVELS WILL NOT RISE AS HIGH AS EARLIER THOUGHT DUE TO THE EXTREME PRECIP RATES. EXPECT THE PRECIP TO LET UP AFTER MIDNIGHT MANY AREAS...BUT IT WILL STILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...JUST NOT EXTREME. WINDS WILL ALSO LET UP SOME...BUT GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE STILL LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.|
Someone, anyone, please report on how Fri, Sat & Sun were for any parts of the lake. Stuck in SF this wkd with the flu and I want to torture myself further