As expected . . .

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:10 am


1-4″ of new snow fell overnight with a fast-moving front.  Clearing today with warming this afternoon and very warm tomorrow.  Next front will move through Monday afternoon/evening and bring another quick round of snow.


Last night went as expected for us with the front moving quickly through and about 1-2 hours of snow for the mountains.  Totals this morning are generally in the 1-2″ range, but a couple resorts are reporting 3-4″.  Just enough to soften turns up this morning…

Warm and sunny weather later today and tomorrow.  Increase in clouds Monday morning with a front moving through later in the day on Monday, perhaps lingering into Tuesday morning.  Accumulations with this system will likely stay under 6″.  These storms aren’t big by any means, but we are in a dry pattern right now, so anything we get is a bit of a bonus.  Remember, earlier this week it looked like we would be totally dry through the March 22 or so.

We will dry out and warm up again for Wednesday and Thursday.  The next system is timing for late Thursday into Friday, however this system is looking fairly dry now.  As recently as yesterday morning, the GFS in particular brought a decent amount of moisture into the Great Basin.  Now, however, all models keep the moisture to our north and therefore a decent system looks unlikely later next week.

Long range:

It looks like we stay mostly dry through March 25 or so.  Both the GFS and EC then hint at a major pattern change for the last few days of March.  This is still a long way out, so I have little confidence in this just yet.  Until then, we’ll have beautiful Spring skiing conditions with occasional small storms.  Enjoy!



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