1-2 Inches Friday, Up To 12 for Christmas

Category: Weather
Windy:

Thursday the sun and temperatures in the 40's continue, but winds increase.  Winds are already gusting to 60+ mph up top this morning causing some lift closures, and are expected to increase through the day.

Weak Storm:

Thursday night into Friday morning a weak system moves through possibly bringing 1-2 inches of snow to the mountain.  Snow levels may stay above 7,000 feet so we could just see rain at the base.  Temperatures behind the cold front are only in the 30's on Friday.  Winds could remain gusty up top through the day on Friday to 50+ mph up top.

The Weekend:

It looks like a break on Saturday with highs in the 30's on the mountain and lighter winds. 

Sunday the next storm moves through to our north.  Right now it looks like this storm should stay far enough north to mainly bring clouds and gusty winds for Sunday into Sunday night.  We could get brushed with some light snow showers with snow levels around 7,000 feet.

Christmas Eve Storm:

A colder and stronger storm moves in on Monday.  This storm could bring decent snowfall into Tuesday before moving out.  The early estimates for the storm are 6-10 inches at the base and 10-14 inches on the mountain.  

Long-Range:

Behind the storm, cold air settles in with highs possibly only in the 20's on the mountain through the middle of next week.  A weaker storm could drop in next Wednesday-Wednesday night bringing a few inches of snow.

A drier pattern may develop going into the weekend of the 28th and beyond.

BA