Per NOAA on Sunday: “BY THURSDAY CLOUDS WILL INCREASE AS A FULL LATITUDE TROUGH APPROACHES THE WEST COAST. THE INITIAL BOUNDARY LOOKS TO BE FAIRLY DRY AND JUST INDUCE FURTHER COOLING. TEMPERATURES WILL BE SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS 850 MB TEMPS FALL TO AROUND ZERO. SHOWER CHANCES ENTER INTO THE FORECAST AT THIS TIME. SPOKES OF ENERGY THAT WILL BE HARD TO TIME WILL KEEP A COOL AND SHOWERY REGIME OVER THE BAY AREA FROM FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD LOWER WELL BELOW 4000 FEET BY THE END OF NEXT WEEKEND.”
And NOAA on Monday: “OVERALL 1/4 TO 3/4 INCHES OF RAIN IS FORECAST FOR THE LATE WEEK AND WEEKEND TIME-FRAME. LOWERING 500 MB HEIGHTS WITH THE SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO LOWER SNOW LEVELS…PROBABLY SETTLING SOMEWHERE IN THE 3500-4000 FEET RANGE NORTH TO SOUTH.”
A SLO forecaster had this to say on Monday: “This second cold front is expected [to] be cool with snow levels in the Sierra getting as low as 2,500 feet north and 4,000 feet south. Snow totals in the Sierra may add up to a few feet by Monday night.”
Interesting. Let’s see what this one does as it gets closer.