Tahoe Weather Watch: Feb. 28 “Sunday I’m in love.”

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes

Where did the snow go that was promised? Are we gonna get snow again this winter?

Winter is not over, it has just been delayed or put on pause. I know you’ve heard the same reports I have saying that this February has turned out to be one of the driest in the last 100 years. Fortunately the snowpack is still looking healthy, although not as deep as we would like it. But, big changes are in the works. The forecast for the coming weekend is coming together quite nicely in dropping in a Pacific winter storm on Sunday from the northwest. This storm will likely bring 6-9” inches of snow to the resorts but much less at lake level. But wait! That’s not all.  March is starting to look a bit more promising. Weather models are now starting to show confidence in the possibility of an aggressive winter weather pattern for next week and into the weekend of the 9th. This could mean that we could see snow amounts in the 1-2 feet range, possibly more.
For now, enjoy the daytime highs in the 50s and perfectly clear skies until Sunday. With spring just around the corner, forecasts will begin to become a lot more hit and miss as seasonal variables begin to play havoc with the forecast models. Let’s just hope that we get at least a couple more weeks of winter weather before the jetstream retreats to the north.

Travelers into the Northern Sierra will enjoy gorgeous and warm days through Saturday before we turn cold and stormy on Sunday. This will not be a huge or cold storm so snow levels will remain around lake level. Driving into the Tahoe Basin will likely mean chain controls over the crest on Hwy 80 at resort level. Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a safe drive.

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