LONGER RANGE FORECAST Updated Thursday Apr 11, 2019:
One storm (weak) moves through Sunday (light snow up around 8,000+ feet, light rain showers below), and another late Monday through early Tuesday (2 to 4" of snow, snow level 5,000 to 6,000 feet, below resort elevations), for quick shots of light snow.
ALL next week (15th - 19th) looks mostly sunny and mild, spring weather and snow surface conditions...
We may see a shot of showers/ snow that weekend (20-21st April), then more high pressure ridging and mild spring weather.
The last days of April into early May could be busy again with low pressure systems and snowfall as the pattern reverts back to unsettled.
May overall, more busy with storms than usual, more rains for California, more snow for the Sierra Nevada. More details are coming. Do you like what we do? Please let us know. CM
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