California - persistant ridge until March

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  1. jt-ski

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    Well for those who haven't followed / don't care so much a persistant ridge has been hanging over california for the past month and has continually been blocking snow producing systems from reaching the sierra's for the majority of the winter.

    The latest gfs doesn't look good for the long term either with another ridge forming just off the coast as this one moves on. This i guess would explain why the PNW is doing so well, with many storms staying well north of the lower 48, and tracking down through Alberta to the NE.

    Any thoughts on when/ if the pattern will break?
     
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    No thoughts on that - but I feel a bit for a mate working at Sierra at Tahoe....just 51" base at the summit (126cm)....and 16" at bottom...mere 42cm, and 53degF forecast on Monday!
     
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    Yeh, I work north lake. Its pretty rough.

    Going to whistler in a week to do some real skiing.
     
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    I'm going to whistler in a week also. Hasn't it been copping some pretty average weather for the past few weeks also (ie. warm temps & rain)?
     
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    True, but they have a base, where as we don't [​IMG]

    Wouldn't mind some decent snow over there, but I'll take whatever.
     
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    GFS forecasts some interesting developments late next week. Worth watching anyway.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yep. Looking like something is coming through next week. jt... seems you were the bad luck charm all along. Do us all a favour and stay in Whistler. :p

    and...

    Bout time!!
     
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    Yeah, still looking pretty warm. And rain is the last thing we need, otherwise homewood and boreal will be going the way of June mountain.

    NWS has rain forecast after thurs with freezing levels at 8000 feet.
     
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    jt-ski how is Squaw & kirkwood & Alpine meadows & sugar bowl fairing at the moment ?
     
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    Not well.
     
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    Interesting thread.

    Sounds similar to the problems we've had in Japan (Honshu) this year with a persistant high ridge over Asia.
     
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    Snow levels around 6500ft dropping to lake level in the tahoe area during this period. Friday into Sunday morning is when the majority of the moisture is progged to arrive, but temps should also rise, raising the snow levels to 7000+ft. Hopefully it won't get too warm. Either way, the higher elevations in the resorts are going to look very different come Sunday. :woohoo:
     
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    June Mountain closed for the season on the 29th of January? I never heard of a resort closing so early with not “possible†reopening.
     
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    Just back from skiing Heavenly. Not too bad on the groomed, but off it was aussie rock hopping at it's best. Glad they weren't my skis!!!

    Snow, snow, snow, snow.........
     
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    This same thing happened to me when I was supposed to work in Kirkwood in 1990 and 1991.

    virtually no snow until February, but the advantage this year is they got early snow.

    The snow is coming though over the next week with a likelyhood of further systems as the high breaks down.
     
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    so falls ex it looks likely for a late season for the tahoe / so cal resorts ???
    please give some predictions on what you think will happen over the next few weeks!
     
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    17" at Sierra at Tahoe in last 24hrs - certainly picked things up...powder day as per their web site.

    Some info on coming weeks would be nice...pondering a March trip to Tahoe. [​IMG]
     
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