I ran up the Hill Friday afternoon. I wanted to arrive at the DaveCave before the snowfall messed up the highways. High on my rubbernecking list was taking in the scene up at Boreal. Wouldn't you know it...when I arrived atop Donner Summit I found myself in a knot of slow big rigs and darting, speedy, weaving rice rockets in a big hurry, vying for my attention. Consequently, no in-depth, first hand report 'till I go by again Saturday...I was able to glimpse that their show is NOT Top-to-Bottom Skiing just yet.
Not to worry...I caught a live feed from Boreal on Sacramento's CBS13 5 PM News. I think they said 150 sliders made the first day on the slopes. The weather segment was at least as much fun to watch as the goofin' at Boreal...meteorologist Dave Bender kvetched about this storm's refusal to play nice with his forecast...not a very cooperative system apparently...
I ran into a few raindrops near Dixon and Davis on my way across the Big Valley Friday afternoon, but there's nothing falling on Truckee at 12:42AM Saturday morning. A tour of neighboring PWS data shows temps are still trying to get down into the 30's all across the region.
When I got up from my nap tonight, I clicked onto Reno's AFD. They weren't singing the storm's praises either:
FOR THE BASIN...THIS SYSTEM LOOKS LIKE IT WILL DO THE CLASSIC JUMP
OVER THE IMMEDIATE LEESIDE OF THE SIERRA AND REDEVELOP OVER WEST-
CENTRAL AND CENTRAL NEVADA SATURDAY MORNING. THIS IS DUE TO THE
SOUTHERLY FLOW ALOFT CUTTING BACK THE PUSHING OF PRECIP OVER THE
SIERRA (DESPITE SOME UPPER FORCING) WITH REDEVELOPMENT FURTHER EAST
AS CONVERGENCE DEVELOPS THERE. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE SIERRA FRONT
IS ONLY LIGHT PRECIP AT BEST IS EXPECTED FOR RENO AND CARSON CITY
WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS THE FURTHER SOUTH AND CLOSER TO THE SIERRA YOU
GET. IN ANY CASE...PRECIP SHOULD SHUT OFF RATHER DRAMATICALLY IN
THE LEE OF THE SIERRA AFTER THE LOW AXIS PASSES THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING. FURTHER EAST...MORE PRECIP IS EXPECTED ONCE YOU GET OUT
EAST OF LOVELOCK AND FALLON AS THE PRECIP BAND WITH THE LOW REFORMS
WELL EAST OF THE SIERRA.
I capped a couple of webcam images...