Another round of snow is headed to California. It’s forecasted to impact the area Monday Night through Wednesday Night. The long term forecast calls for below average temperatures and above average precipitation in California, so it could be a good end to the season.
1+ FEET of Snow For The Mountains Monday Night – Wednesday Night.
Snow levels are forecasted to hover between 6,000ft and 7,000ft throughout the duration of the storm.
Additional Storm Info:
California: 1+ FEET of Snow For The Mountains Monday Night – Wednesday Night
CA Long Term Forecast:
.LONG TERM...Monday through Thursday... Minor changes were made to the inherited forecast to account for variations in model solutions. There is fair agreement early in the forecast that slows the progression of the first part of the next overall system moving into the region. This should promote slight stronger winds for Monday... if this solution comes to fruition...and a slight reduction in pops for most of Monday. The operational GFS and ECMWF move this main upper low closer to the region by early Tuesday and begins spreading better chances for precipitation into the area. Snow levels remain rather high early in the life cycle of this system...but begin to fall late Tuesday into Wednesday. The ECMWF remains a little cooler overall than the GFS...so changes made to snow levels were minimal to account for the cooler ECMWF solution. Differences in the model solutions become more amplified by Wednesday/Thursday. The ECMWF is a little faster bringing heavier QPF into the area Wednesday while the GFS has its greatest QPF Thursday. This has a lot to do with the GFS holding the main low offshore for a longer period of time and the ECMWF becoming more aggressive with rotating waves around the main upper low and impacting the region faster Tuesday and Wednesday. The GEFS ensemble members vary from a progressive trough moving through the region by Thursday to a closed/cut off low offshore. If the low trends more toward a cut off solution we would likely see less precipitation...and warmer temperatures...north of Highway 50. If the ECMWF solution verifies...there would likely be more precipitation into western Nevada and cooler overall temperatures with more snow in the Sierra. Right now it may be way too early to lean toward any particular solution given the variations in the model guidance.