Spring Storms On Tap For California Early Next Week | 1+ FEET of Snow For The Mountains Monday Night – Wednesday Night

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SnowBrains taking DEEP turns in Tahoe last week. Image: Carl

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.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are forecasted to hover between 6,000ft and 7,000ft throughout the duration of the storm. 

Additional Storm Info:

Spring storms on tap. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Snow totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 1+ FEET of Snow For The Mountains Monday Night – Wednesday Night

6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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.

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