10-18 Inches Possible This Weekend, With More Storms Next Week

Category: Weather
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Friday we will see increasing clouds and winds ahead of the next storm.  Highs still into the 40's. Mountaintop gusts to 30 mph in the morning could increase to 40-50 mph in the afternoon.

Storm 1:

Saturday the next storm moves in with gusty winds, colder air, and snow.  The heaviest snow could fall in the afternoon/evening with snow showers possibly lasting into Sunday morning.

Based on the latest runs we could see 10-14 inches at the base, and 12-18 inches on the mountain by Sunday morning.

Winds will be strong on Saturday with mountaintop gusts up to 100 mph, so expect possible upper mountain lift closures.  Winds come down a little Sunday but still look strong as the next storm is quickly approaching, so there could still be lift issues.

Storm 2:

We may not see much of a break on Sunday before more snow could push in Sunday night into Monday from the next wave.  Snow levels are expected to rise above 7,000 feet by Monday morning, so a change to rain at the base.

This 2nd storm could bring us an additional 8-13 inches on the mountain above the snow line by Tuesday morning.

Expecting very strong winds again on Monday with upper mountain lifts closures likely.  Winds could still be strong on Tuesday as the next storm for Wednesday is approaching.

Storm 3:

A 3rd storm is expected to push in sometime on Wednesday into Wednesday night.  This storm could start with higher snow levels and then falling to the base with the cold front.  This storm has the potential to bring up to a foot of additional snowfall.

Strong winds expected again on Wednesday.  They should finally calm down Thursday into Friday.


It looks like we could start to dry out next Thursday as high pressure begins to build in over the West Coast.  That could last through the weekend of the 12th.

The next possible storm could be around the 14th.