Check out the forecast (opensnow.com) for tomorrow thru next week! Looks like Wednesday will be a sick day for me!
THE TAHOE DAILY SNOW
Tuesday January 29th 2013 8:48am MST
By Snow Forecaster Bryan Allegretto
Good Morning Tahoe,
Relatively warm out this morning in the mid 20's. We are going to to be stuck on repeat for the next week with sun and highs in the 40's. If you like soft snow and warm sun it will be great weather. If you lives for storms like I do it is a continued snooze zzzzzzz.
Still on track for a storm next wednesday. Not looking like a big storm but enough for a powder day and to bring some much needed freshness to the slopes. That is the only weather of interest right now, so I will be stuck on repeat talking about it over the next week.
Good news is that the MJO is finally on the move over the past 2 days. Hopefully in another week it is moving out of phase 8 and into phases 1-2-3. Those are cold and stormy phases in February. The PNA forecast is neutral but that is a change from positive. I think you will see a swing to negative and increased storminess on the forecast models as the MJO progresses later in the month.
Although we have had a lack of snow in January we are still doing well for snowfall this season. Let's take a look at this date in the season over the last 5 seasons at Squaw. 07/08 - 294 inches, 08/09 - 191 inches, 09/10 - 272 inches, 10/11 - 293 inches, 11/12 - 82 inches. So far this season Squaw has picked up 266 inches. That is only 27 inches behind 10/11 which was the big 800 inch season.
In 10/11 we saw a snow drought from Dec. 29 to Feb. 16. If we can get some snow before the 13th we could be right on track. The snow will come....BA