Snow levels rose on Monday as we saw rain and snow showers taper off Monday evening. The upper mountain is measuring a final 5 inches for the past 24 hours. That brings the storm total to 42 inches, and the 7-day storm total to 80 inches! The base of the mountain saw rain and snow with a total of 7 inches of wet snow, and a 7-day total of 37 inches.
Tuesday - Thursday Drier Weather:
The low-pressure system off the coast, that was responsible for pointing the moisture at us the last 3 days, will move inland over Southern CA Tue-Wed. The latest forecast model runs show the precipitation staying our south. We may just see a few clouds or a scattered shower, but overall expecting drier weather with some sun through Thursday. Highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s.
Friday - Sunday Storm:
The next storm looks like it will move in by Friday afternoon/evening. We should see heavy snow Friday night, with light-moderate snow Saturday, and then another round of heavy snow possible Saturday night into Sunday. The snow should taper off by Sunday evening.
This storm looks colder with all snow for the mountain and should be mainly snow at the base. The snow levels may hover near the base through Saturday before falling Saturday night. Expecting strong winds with gusts to 60+ mph up top Friday and Saturday.
By Sunday evening we could see 1-2 feet at the base, and 2-3+ feet of new snow on the mountain. We still have 3 days left to fine-tune the forecast. By Sunday the mountain should be in great condition, especially for early December. I would expect a lot of terrain expansion this week into next week.
The long-range models suggest a drier pattern starting Monday the 9th. They differ on whether that lasts only a few days or longer. We will keep an eye on it.