Buenos Dias my friends,
Sunrise, Cup:O:Joe in hand, life is good... A few rain showers across the high country yesterday left the snow a bit tacky this AM... Colder temps are forecast today and into tomorrow with a couple of colder systems (actual snow) forecast for Tuesday and a possible 2' to 4' forecast for Fri / Saturday next week... But, (caveat insert) the forecasters are staying cautiously optimistic for the later 2' to 4'... What's that mean for the season, well we are in the last home stretch for the season here... Last day for the back-side 3 (Chairs 2,3,4) will be Sunday the 20th. Then we'll keep the spring alive on the front-side 6 (Chairs 22.214.171.124 & 11 with tow 8 for SRS lessons) Front-side 6 offer up some awesome terrain, more than the "brand b" and we'll be running from 9a - 4p daily until the 27th.
Here's the WWG report from this AM:
Weather Discussion: This morning's models aren't any more ambitious with the front and low expected to move over Lake Tahoe next Tuesday & Wednesday. This system has limited moisture and just doesn't appear to be all that strong. It will
bring significant cooling to California though next week after nearly 2 weeks with above normal daytime highs. The cooling this system will bring the region won't be all that unusual for mid/late April, but it will certainly be in great contrast to the warm conditions of late which has really taken its toll on the local ski slopes. Much more impressive than the midweek system next week is the pattern models continue to suggest will develop by next weekend (April 26th & 27th) into early the following week, which will consist of a much larger, deeper low/trough along the West Coast. We're up to about 8 consecutive model runs now showing this big trough, yet it's still over 7days out which is just a little too far to totally trust the models completely. Using the analogy of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown and then right before he kicks it, she pulls it out and Charlie Brown falls flat on his back. Can foresee the models holding on to all this rain and snow for next weekend (as it looks now we're talking 2-4 feet of snow for the upper elevations), but then 2-3 days before hand they'll start "pulling back" causing forecasters to fall flat on their backs. Hopefully not though as the state's reservoirs could certainly use one more big storm series this spring. Stay tuned!
Stay Thirsty my friends,
Coop Framework - Josh Daiek
Josh Daiek deep amongst the snow covered frame work of Sandon, BC. Footage from Salomon Freeski TV Cinematography by Switchback Entertainment Edit by Dane Henry…