3-4 Feet Possible This Weekend

Category: Weather

Clouds will increase today with light rain possible this afternoon and snow above 8000 feet.  Tonight the snow levels could dip near 7000 feet with 3-6 inches possible above that.

Saturday the winds increase with ridge winds of 75+ mph by afternoon.  The precipitation should lighten and the snow levels should rise back up above 8000 feet.

Then Saturday night a strong cold front with an associated atmospheric river or moisture will push through the region.  That will bring very heavy snowfall with snow levels dropping below the base level after midnight.  We could see 4-8 inches at the base, and 8-19 inches on the mountain.

Then we could see a few more inches of snow Sunday with scattered snow showers lingering behind the front.  The winds will die down slightly, but still gusty as another storm approaches.

Sunday night into Monday a 3rd wave of precip moves in.  This time it is much colder with higher snow ratios making for lighter snow quality.  We could see an additional 12-18 inches at the base, and 18-24 inches on the mountain Sunday night, with a few more inches possible Monday before the storm exits.

Total snowfall over the weekend could total 1.5-2.5 feet at the base, and 2.5-4.5 feet on the mountain.

We should see a break Tuesday and Wednesday before another storm could move in Thursday into Friday with more snow next week.  Additional storms are possible into next weekend with significant snowfall possible.

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