We picked up 12 inches of fresh snow on the mountain overnight all the way to the base! The forecast was for 6-12 inches, so we picked up the high end!
That also breaks the 100" inch mark for the season with 106" so far.
We have a break this morning with clearing skies and diminishing winds. Keep an eye on lift opening this morning after avalanche control is done. Wind gusts should come down under 40 mph.
This afternoon we have snow showers returning into this evening as a 2nd wave of moisture moves through. This wave could bring an additional 3-7 inches of snow.
If a heavier snow band sets up over the mountain it is possible we could top that. By tomorrow morning the totals should be around 15-19 inches.
For the weekend high pressure builds in with dry weather and temperatures warming. Expect mostly sunny skies through the weekend.
We start colder on Friday with highs in the 20's on the mountain and 30's at the base, then into the 30's on the mountain and 40's at the base Saturday, and 40's for all elevations by Sunday.
High pressure continues to build in near the West Coast through next week. That should keep storms to our North and East next week. Highs should stay in the 40's.
High pressure may stay in place over the West Coast into the 2nd week of February continuing to bring us a dry weather pattern.
There is a chance that the ridge of high pressure shifts further North, eventually allowing storms into CA by the 2nd week of February.