3-5 Feet Possible on the Mountain by Friday Morning

Category: Weather

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 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 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. 


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