2 Feet Of Snow So Far This Week

Category: Weather

Squaw picked up 4 inches at the base and 9 more inches up top in the past 24 hours.  That brings the 5 day total on the upper mountain to 2 feet.

There is colder air with some sun and snow showers around today behind the storm.  Highs will only be in the 30's on the mountain to around 40 degrees at the base through Sunday.  Winds are gusting to around 25 mph this morning on the mountain tops, and that is where we expect them to peak out today.  Sunday the wind gusts may increase to 40+ mph by afternoon with the next storm moving in.

The next storm moves in Sunday night.  This has been forecast as a weak storm all week.  There is not much moisture and forcing with this storm.  The snow should mainly fall Sunday night and showers could linger into Monday morning.  Winds should gust to 40+ mph on the  mountain again Monday.  The reinforcing shot of cold air keeps highs in the 30's on Monday.  Snow levels with this storm look to start and stay below the base.  We could see an additinal 2-4 inches at the base and 4-7 inches on the mountain from this storm by Monday.

High pressure quickly builds off the coast by Tuesday with sun and a warmer temperatures.  Highs should be in the 40's on the mountain to near 50 at the base Tuesday through Thursday.

Thursday night a cold trough will try to push down from the North but the latest trend is to keep it to our North.  We will have to keep watching the track, but right now a dusting up to an inch of snow seems like the high end with the cold front Thursday night.  It could bring a quick shot of colder air for Friday lowering highs back into the 30's and 40's. 

High pressure looks like it will quickly build back in again for next weekend with sun and highs rebounding back into the 40's and 50's. 

Right now I'm not seeing any significant storms in the long-range as the ridge of high pressure near the coast keeps the area dry.

BA