Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all out enjoying the day with friends and family. I won't bore you too longe today.
For the past week we have been talking about a pattern change to cold and light snow around the 3rd with possibly some bigger storms behind that. That is still in the cards but some interesting developments the last 24 hours.
Over the past 48 hours not too many changes to the forecast. The trend on the forecast models is further West down the coast with the storm on Thanksgiving Day. That should keep any precip chances just to our West.
We picked up 10 inches of snow this week on the upper mountain from several days of precip. A cold front moved through Thursday leaving lots of cold air around for the weekend.
We picked up another 3 inches overnight at high camp bringing the storm total to 4 inches. This is a nice wet base building snow that we can use this time of year.
The first wave of precip moved through in the early morning hours and is starting to wind down now as of 6 a.m. We weren't expected much from this first wave but it looks like we picked up up a few inches above 6500 ft. on the webcams.
Clouds will begin to increase today ahead of the subtropical jet that will stream moisture into the Sierra over the next few days.
An area of low pressure that has been spinning near Hawaii and has picked up lots of moisture is going to move into the West Coast by Tuesday.
We have colder air currently filtering in for the weekend and then we may see some precipitation next Tuesday.
Nice weather today turns much colder by Friday with colder air and a chance for light snow this weekend.