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By ccrossen | February 18, 2013

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I’m ready for some change … however, we’ve had surprisingly great conditions considering we haven’t had snow in over a week, and no real snow since the end of December. That said, we’ve been finding great corn on the south and nice consolidated dry pow on the north. It has definitely become more variable day-by-day as the temps have increased. But we have an incoming system due to deliver what is hopefully a nice refresh. Models are still bouncing and the latest run is suggesting a more SW flow, so perhaps lower amounts. But 4-12 at the lake and a lot more above. Flow favors higher amounts further south.


BA with www.opensnow.com: Sticking with the forecast of 4-12 inches for lake level, 6-18 inches above 7000 ft. East of the crest, and 12-18 inches West of the lake along the crest.  The higher end of the range for areas in the Basin East of the crest would be for a more Eastward track of the low and the closer to West shore you go, and the lower amounts for a more Westward track of the low and the further East you go.


NWS: AS THE COLD FRONT PROGRESSES SOUTHWARD ON TUESDAY, SNOW WILL INTENSIFY IN THE TAHOE BASIN WITH SNOW AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET AND UP TO 10 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE BASIN. MONO COUNTY WILL BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE STRONGER SNOW SHOWERS LATER TUESDAY AFTERNOON TUESDAY WITH THE MAJORITY OF ACCUMULATING SNOW OCCURRING TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN MONO COUNTY WILL BE UP TO AROUND 16 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WHILE UP TO 8 INCHES MAY ACCUMULATE BELOW 7000 FEET.


Check out the Sierra Avalanche Center’s description today for a good brief on how things may bond.

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