3-5+ Feet Over the Next 4 Days

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Friday:

Mostly sunny Friday morning and then increasing clouds later in the day. Highs into the 40s on the upper mountain 50s at the base. Light southwest winds Friday morning increasing quickly through the afternoon. We could see ridgetop gusts to 60+ mph by Friday evening. We could see a few showers break out over the mountain by evening.

Weekend Storm:

Snow showers expected Friday night with 1-3 inches of snow possibly by 4 a.m. Saturday. Steadier snowfall expected during the day Saturday becoming heavier Saturday night into Sunday. Snow levels drop below the base Friday night. Ridgetop winds gusting from the southwest up to 80+ mph Saturday and 60+ mph for Sunday, likely closing some upper mountain lifts. Highs dropping into the 20s on the upper mountain and 30s at the base for the weekend.

This storm moves very slowly through the weekend bringing high precipitation amounts by Monday morning. We could see 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain from bottom to top by Sunday morning. Then we could see an additional 1-2 feet by Monday morning. This is expected to be a powdery snow with high snow ratios on the mountain starting Saturday night.

Monday - Wednesday Snow:

The storm slowly moves south with snow showers continuing Monday & Tuesday with scattered snow showers possibly lingering into Wednesday. It stays cold with highs in the 20s and 30s. Lighter winds expected. We could see an additional 6-12 inches at the base and 12-18 inches on the mountain by Wednesday morning. 

Long-Range:

We could see a break Thursday into next Friday as the next system could drop south off the CA coast. That system could move into CA with more snow for the weekend of the 21st.

We could see the cool temperatures and active pattern continue through the end of the month.

BA