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By Mike Korotkin, Meteorologist Posted 3 months ago December 4, 2023

We Have to Stay Patient

Summary

Chances are low that we see any snow this week from storms to our North. We'll be warm and dry the next few days and cool off later in the week before warming up again for the weekend. Next week will likely start dry but could end much snowier with the potential for a pattern change that brings real snowfall.

Short Term Forecast

I know it's been a tough start to the season. Especially with how last season was... The next 5 days are likely going to feature more of the same dry and boring weather we've had for quite some time. 

All of the models this morning are showing the precip and moisture from the weak systems around Wednesday night and Thursday night staying to our North. So I can't rule out a stray snow shower but accumulations do not look likely at this time. 

It will be mild and warm both Monday and Tuesday with high's approaching 50 degrees at the base! By Wednesday we cool off and continue to cool off into the low to mid 30's at the base on Thursday and Friday. 

We will see very gusty winds by Wednesday, which will continue into Thursday with 70+ MPH gusts out of the Southwest. You can definitely expect upper mtn. lifts such as the Gondola to remain closed on likely both days. 

If anything changes I'll keep you posted this week. 

Extended Forecast

This coming weekend will also remain dry. And early next week will be dry as well. Do I sound like a broken record yet? 

Check out the GFS Ensemble runs below:

Notice anything special about them? Yes, they show the dry period between this week and most of the next work week but then they really light up in a big way. This is the pattern change we've been hoping for. I'm not going to talk about any specifics. The fact that the models are starting to show storms and moisture headed our way is all that we need to start thinking about the fact that a real snow storm might happen around the weekend of December 15th. 

I will get into more details as we get closer and as the details themselves become clearer. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up too high before we actually know we're getting a real storm. 

Till the next one... Mike out. 

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Mike Korotkin

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Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s in Atmospheric Science and received his Masters in Atmospheric Science at the University of Nevada Reno. He grew up in Southern California by the beach, but quickly realized he loved the mountains, so his first memories were of the SoCal mountains where he saw snow for the first time. He started skiing in his 20’s and is now an avid skier and backpacker at locations up and down the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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