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By Mike Korotkin, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago December 8, 2023

Looking for the Snow

Summary

The next 5 - 7 days will remain dry and mostly sunny. Highs will increase into the weekend before cooling off again early next week. Our next chance for snowfall will be around next weekend, December 16th, but amounts look minimal.

Short Term Forecast

Next 5 - 7 Days

I think you all know exactly what the forecast is going to be over the next week. It can pretty much be summed up in 3 words... Dry and mostly sunny. The ridge keeps us high and dry and warms us up over the weekend with base temps approaching the 50's by Sunday. Winds will be a little gusty today, Friday. Gusts up to 35 MPH are possible out of the Northwest up over the higher elevations on the mtn. 

Fortunately the ridge shifts further East and relaxes it's grip on us by the middle of next week so we can cool down into the upper 30's and low 40's. But the precip outlook remains as dry as ever through next Thursday the 14th at the earliest. I won't spend any more time talking about how dry and uneventful the next week will be... 

Extended Forecast

As we look towards next weekend, the 16th and 17th the models continue to show a chance for a storm. I won't get into any specifics at this point but I am seeing the operational deterministic models show a storm now for Saturday, the 16th. 

It is a weak storm, but that could change as we get closer. And we could also get no storm... As it's over 7 days out. The main message is it's our next best shot at some snowfall. After next weekend the models continue to show mostly dry weather that following week. So we could be looking at another quick-hitting small snow storm before another round of dry weather before Christmas. 

I wish I had better news, but that's just how it goes some years. Keep praying for snow... 

I'm going to hold off on posting again tomorrow and wait until Sunday so that we get a little closer to the next storm window. That way I don't have to keep repeating myself about how dry it will be over the next week. 

Till the next one... Mike out. 

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Mike Korotkin

Meteorologist

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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