This week will start with mild temps with highs in the 50's. A weak system will drop down to our East later in the week which should bring in slightly cooler air. Highs by the end of the week may only be in the 40's.
The only thing to mention weather wise this week is a piece of energy that is going to push in along the OR/CA border Thu/Fri and then move Southeast. We could see slightly cooler temps along with some clouds from that.
The ridge of high pressure continues to be stuck along the West Coast through the next week keeping us dry. It begins to move towards Alaska week 2 allowing a chance for a system or two before the end of the month.
After the 3 inches we measured Sunday morning we are now up to 5 feet of snow for the season at High Camp. Thanks to a cold December and low sun angle much of the snow has held well on the North facing slopes. It also allowed us to make lots of snow on top of the natural snow.
The next storm will move in across the Tahoe basin on Saturday. We should see light snowfall on the mountain during the day Saturday into Saturday evening. The latest forecast models show 2-4 inches for the mountain possible by Saturday night.
Not too many changes to the forecast today. The next system moves through Wednesday night into Thursday and then the final system Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.
The first system this week will bring in light snowfall Tuesday night. Latest forecast model runs show an inch or two for the mountain.
We finally have snow within the 5 day window. We started tracking the possibility of snow for the 7th - 10th of January about 10 days ago.
The nice weather will continue through Friday.
No changes yet to the forecast for next 11 days of sun that we're expecting. Let's fast forward again to the long-range and continue to monitor what is trending on the forecast models.