13-20 Inches So Far, 2-3 Feet On The Way

Category: Weather

Alpine and Squaw picked up another 5-6 inches up top in the past 24 hours.  That brings the 3 day totals for the weekend to 13 and 20 inches respectively up top.

We have a lull in the action today even though some light showers are lingering around the area.  A stronger storm is approaching the West Coast and that will bring more snow over the next few days.

The snow should begin to fall on the mountain by midday Tuesday with heavy snowfall expected through the day on Wednesday.  The snow levels will rise tonight ahead of the storm to near 9000 feet, but will quickly fall during the day Tuesday to around 7000 feet, and should stay around 7000 ft. or slightly lower through the storm.  To give a little perspective the base elevation is 6200 feet and 9000 feet at the peek.

The snow may linger on the mountain into Thursday morning before tapering off.  We are expecting 2-3 feet of snow in total by the end of the storm.  Add that to what fell over the weekend at High Camp and we could have totals for the week of 3-4 feet by Thursday.

Next weekend high pressure builds back in with quiet weather and sunshine expected.  The next chance for a storm looks to be about a week later.

BA