Some heavier than expected snow bands sat over the mountain yesterday afternoon and evening. That brought an additional 16 inches to Squaw and 21 inches to Alpine. That brings the 2 day storm totals to 28-33 inches so far, and we are only halfway done.
We have a break this morning but the snow returns this afternoon, becoming heavy overnight into Friday. Snow showers linger into Saturday morning before we clear out for the weekend. Wind gusts this morning are only 30-40 mph up top, but should increase up to 60 mph this afternoon into Friday.
We could see an additional 2-4 inches of snow today, 10-17 inches tonight, 7-12 inches Friday, 2-4 inches Friday night, and an inch Saturday morning. That means an additional 2-3+ feet could fall by Saturday morning on top of the 2+ feet we have already. That would bring us to the expected totals for this storm of 3-5+ feet on the mountain.
High temperatures in the 20's on the mountain through Sunday.
Drier weather Sunday through Tuesday and milder with highs in the 30's on the mountain and 40's at the base.
A wet storm could move in Wednesday into Thursday next week. Snow levels could start high above 8,000 feet and slowly fall below the base by Thursday. Above 7,000 feet a few feet of snow could fall, so we will be tracking this storm closely.