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into the weird

By ccrossen | January 4, 2017


It’s been quite a week in Tahoe to start off 2017. And we are going to have another wild 8 days or more… as a major AR event is scheduled for the wekend, and then more next week. The current QPF forecast os for 20+ ” of water for the next 7 days. This does not include the 50+” of snow we just received over the past three days. Snow quality and amounts will vary radically with these incoming storms, highly depending upon elevation and cold air masses in place when they arrive. This weekend in particular, we are looking at 9″ of water, snow lines fluctuating between 5000-9500′. We may see 80″+ of snow above 9000′ and only 12″ below 7000′. Next weeks systems, still a long way out look to be somewhat colder, but hard to say at this point.

On top of all this price. we have a very upside down snow pack, with facets and an ice layer down low. This can be a very scary scenario, and it looks like it will only worsen with the incoming snow/rain … We will basically have very saturated/heavy snow/slab on top of facets.

Hold on and be patient 

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