A week of weather: 2 storms should blanket ski resorts | SierraSun.com

A week of weather: 2 storms should blanket ski resorts

Julie Brown
Sierra Sun

Back-to-back storms are predicted to blow through the Tahoe Truckee area this week, dumping up to 2 feet of snow at lake level and 4 feet at higher elevations.

Snow could arrive as early as Sunday afternoon, but the the brunt of the first storm is forecast to hit Monday and continue well into Tuesday, leaving behind a foot of snow at lake level with 2 feet of powder in the mountains.

Light showers on Wednesday will give way to a second storm expected to pass over the Sierra Nevada on Thursday and Friday.

When all is said and done, meteorologists said there should be enough snowfall to cover all the ski runs at area resorts, just in time for the holidays.

“It’s definitely going to be a very active week next week,” said meteorologist Scott McGuire of the National Weather Service office in Reno.

Both storms are riding a system heading south-east, dropping down from the Gulf of Alaska.

While temperatures this weekend are warming up, the storm’s cold front will settle the air temperature back down to the low 30s during the day, and lower 20s at night.

National Weather Service models show more disturbances likely to sweep through the Sierra later in the week, with clearing not expected until Friday.