Following a record dry February, snow returned to California last weekend with a foot or more falling on most ski areas. This welcome relief from the dry spell is set to continue, as another 6″ or so should fall on the Tahoe area early Saturday into Sunday.
- Related: California on Track for Driest February EVER Recorded | Tahoe Snowpack About HALF of Normal
The NOAA forecast discussion this morning explains:
Rain and snow chances with this system look best across northeast California and in the northern Sierra down to Ebbetts/Sonora Pass. Snow totals could reach 4 to 6 inches at pass level, with less
than 3 inches for communities around the Tahoe Basin. Some light snow may reach as far south as Mammoth, but amounts look rather minimal (up to around 2 inches). Freezing levels down to 5000-6000 feet should bring snow to most of the Sierra…
Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, and Kirkwood should see 6″, and Northstar, Homewood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe up to 4″. The system will move in Friday night, with snow starting Saturday and continuing through the day, easing off through the night but continuing into Sunday morning. Skiing should be great Saturday and Sunday.
Not exactly the start to #MiracleMarch we wanted, but we’ll take what we can get, right. There’s still almost 4-weeks of the month remaining, anything can happen. Start those snow dances!