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Alpine Weather: Closing With a Snow Day!

1 Comment 14 May 2011

After a season of record snowfall it only seems fitting that we should close out the Season on Sunday with a snow day.

A very cold low pressure for this time of year is currently sitting off of the CA coast.  It will begin to push inland Saturday night with snow beginning to fall on the mountain.  The snow will fall through the day on Sunday before tapering off Sunday night.

We are looking for 3-6 inches at the base and 6-9 inches at the summit by Sunday night.  Temperatures will be cold with highs only in the 30′s on the mountain and maybe only the 20′s at the summit.

It should be a great final day with fresh snow on the slopes.  There should be a few inches by the time the lifts open in the morning with fresh snow falling throughout the day.

Can’t complain about adding some extra base for riding on the 4th of July!  BA

BA The Weather Guru - who has written 30 posts on Ski Alpine Meadows.
The Weather Guru specializes in long range storm forecasting and snowfall predictions for the Tahoe Basin. He studied meteorology at Kean University and has been tracking snowstorms for over 20 years. He considers himself a Hobbyist that is passionate about weather and obsessed with big snowstorms.

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  1. Kenneth Lund says:

    I can only say it’s just absolutely amazing to see such a winter and more snow – now in mid May again !! NWS has posted wnter storm warnings for the Sierra again tomorrow !!! It just won’t end !! Snow year round soon ?



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