SNOW TOTALS

Snow totals
Storm Recap:

We saw lingering snow showers Sunday morning, mainly northwest of the lake along the crest. That dropped a final 2-4 inches of snow for those mountains, with little to no snow for the rest of the area as the storm cleared out. The sun came out and the soft snow became thicker through the afternoon.

Storm totals ended up at 16-27 inches for the ski areas around the lake, a little less to the south down near Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge with higher snow levels down there. The final forecast on Friday for the storm was 14-27 inches, so the storm performed as expected.

8 out of 14 ski resorts are now over 100 inches for the season. That didn't happen until the end of the first week of January last season, so we are pacing about a month ahead of last season so far. Here are the current stats summarized for all of the ski areas.

SNOW CHART
Here is the "keep me honest" variance report for the storm based off of the final forecast posted Friday before the storm arrived. The ski resorts NW of the lake came in right on forecast, north and east shores came in over forecast, and SW of the lake came in under forecast.

SNOW CHART
I don't like going over 2 inches, but the daily average so far this season is at 1.8 inches, and the storm and 4-year averages are both at 1.7 inches. Shoot for accuracy, honesty when you miss, and fine-tune the forecasting process. Rinse and repeat...