By Bryan Allegretto, California Snow Forecaster
Starting end of June, 2019
We have been seeing warm and humid weather with afternoon showers for the last few days. That will continue on Tuesday. We stay warm Wednesday with highs continuing into the 70’s.
Thursday a cool dry trough begins to push in. That will bring us cooler air into the weekend. Highs dip into the 60’s Thursday and then the 50’s Friday into Saturday. We could see some gusty winds Thursday into Friday.
The trough begins to kick east Sunday with temperatures warming back into the 60’s. Then high pressure builds in over the West Coast next week with temperatures continuing to warm.
Next week we should warm back into the 70’s, and maybe close to 80 at lake level by midweek.
No signs of any storms in the long-range. We may be settling into the dry and warm Summer pattern.
The month of May was a wet and snowy month with both snowfall and total precipitation amounts above average.
For snowfall, we saw 37 inches fall on the upper mountain at Squaw and 23 inches at the Central Sierra Snow Lab in Soda Springs. The average for May at the CSSL is 11 inches. The last time we saw
this much snow in May was 2011.