Windy Today, Snow Moves In This Evening

Category: Weather

The Storm:

Today will be windy with increasing clouds and a high near 40.  The winds will make it feel colder.  We could see mountain top gusts to 60 mph.

Tonight a cold front moves through with light snow associated with it.  The snow may begin as early as late afternoon and will fall overnight.  The snow showers should taper off Sunday morning with clearing skies Sunday afternoon.  Much colder air will be behind the front with highs only in the 30's for Sunday and maybe only the upper 20's on the upper mtn. 

Total snowfall by Sunday morning could be 2-4 inches at the base, and 3-6 inches on the mountain.  This should be a cold dry powder to add a quick refresh to the slopes.

Next Week:

We start cold on Monday with highs similar to Sunday.  We may not break out of the upper 20's on the upper mtn.  

Tuesday we begin to warmup back into the 40's for the rest of the week.  At night we should see inversions with lows in the teens at the base and 20's on the mountain.

The weather should be sunny all week as high pressure builds in bringing a drier pattern into the weekend of the 9th.

Long-Range:

Right now we don't see an end to the dry pattern through mid-December.  The ridge of high pressure over Western North America may shift West with time allowing for a shot of Arctic air by mid-month.  

We will continue to watch for a pattern change for the 2nd half of December that could bring a return of storms.

BA