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snow update

By ccrossen | January 9, 2019

We are currently experiencing a highly variable storm cycle and snowpack. Much needed storms delivered 50+ inches Jan 6-9. This new snow will go a long way to help our base…. coverage is excellent and getting better. This said, we have some very interesting layers out there. In places, the new, denser storm layer rests on a lighter storm layer, providing a failure point, and the entire new storm layers rest on facets at certain elevations …. if you have been skiing the resorts, you can easily see this top failure layer everywhere, as large slides have been released during control work. Natural slides have not been prominent, but this facet layer exists starting at about 6,800′. These are relatively complex conditions for Tahoe.

See the latest avy forecast and report.

And a great video analysis as well.

We currently have a small system moving through, with warm temps and most snow confined to the Crest and higher elevations. Look for 6-8″ up high throughout the day and very wet conditions below 7000. The weekend looks dry with a brush-b y system Sunday night that could bring a few inches. After that we enter a dry period for the remainder of the window. End of Jan looks pretty dry.



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