NOAA is reporting that the storm door in California that has been shut since February 1st may re-open again on Wednesday or Thrusday next week.
“While warm spring-like weather is expected to continue for the Presidents’ Day Weekend through next Tuesday, confidence is starting to increase for a storm system to reach the Sierra and western Nevada by next Wednesday and Thursday. The image depicts a preliminary model forecast for precipitation for next Wednesday night, with the heavier precipitation potential shaded in blue. This storm could still vary in track, timing and intensity, so keep posted to the latest forecast information. If you are planning travel over the Sierra next Wednesday or Thursday, be aware of possible winter conditions and traffic delays.” – NOAA, today
This is great news as many Californian’s were starting to freak out. After 4 high and dry winters via big high pressure ridges blocking anything from coming into CA, the current high pressure ridge and record heat has been frightening to say the least.
Hopefully NOAA will have more details in the coming days.
In the mean time, enjoy the sun and lets keep our fingers crossed for next week.
Fortunately, the CA snowpack was measured at 114% of average on February 2nd and 5 CA ski resorts have seen over 300″ of snowfall this winter and Lake Tahoe has risen 8″ and Lake Folsom is nearly at legal capacity.