High Elevation Snow This Week

Category: Weather
Through Wednesday

Partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the 50's.

Wednesday the clouds increase but still mild with highs in the 50's.  We could see some light rain showers move in by evening. 

The First Round

Wednesday night we should see light rain showers with snow levels falling to around 9,000 feet.  

Mountain top winds could gust to 25+ mph.

The light showers should taper off Thursday with clouds and highs in the 30's up top and 40's at the base. 

The Second Round

Thursday night into Saturday we could see more showers from the 2nd wave of precipitation moving through.   This time snow levels could be closer to 8,000 feet, falling near 7,000 by the end. 

We could see a coating up to a few inches of snow by Saturday above 7,000 feet.  Better chance for 1-3 inches of snow above 8,000 feet.

The Third Round

We may have another break Saturday afternoon into Sunday with just clouds and the chance of a stray shower with highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base.

The forecast models are split on the track of the next storm for early next week.  Monday-Wednesday we could see a storm just miss us to the South, or bring some heavier precipitation. 

The majority of the forecast models are leaning towards some heavier precipitation.  We will be watching closely as well as the snow levels to see if we could see more significant snowfall next week.

Long-Range

High pressure may build in later next week and into the weekend of the 13th, bringing back a drier pattern. 

It may not last long as we may head right back into a wetter pattern the 3rd week of January.

- BA

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