3-5 Feet Possible on the Mountain by Friday Morning

Category: Weather
Tuesday:

Tuesday into Tuesday night snowfall rates increase as the next wave moves through. We could see 5-12 inches of additional snowfall at the base, and 12-18 inches on the mountain by Wednesday morning. Ridgetop wind gusts of 30+ mph Tuesday increasing to 45+ mph Tuesday night. 

Wednesday:

Wednesday we could see more light to moderate snow with snow levels increasing to 6,500 feet (just above the base) by evening, and ridgetop winds increasing to 65+ mph possibly affecting upper mountain lifts.

Then Wednesday night heavy snow pushes in with snow levels rising to 7,000 - 7,500 feet and then falling to the base by Thursday morning. That means mostly rain at the base overnight.  We could see an additional 1-3 inches at the base, and 18-25 inches of snow on the mountain above 7,000 feet by Thursday morning.

Thursday:

Thursday heavy snow continues with ridgetop winds gusting to 95+ mph likely causing upper mountain lift closures at least in the morning. Then lighter snow showers Thursday night taper off by Friday morning.  We could see additional snowfall of 13-19 inches at the base, and 19-24 inches on the mountain by Friday morning.

The Weekend:

Friday into Saturday high pressure builds in with nice weather.  Highs in the 30's on the mountain with lighter winds.

We could see a final storm brush us Sunday/Sunday night with several inches of snow possible on the mountain for Monday morning. 

Long-Range:

Then we are expecting a dry pattern to build in starting Monday the 21st through the last week of January.

BA