The snow showers Saturday dropped a final dusting to an inch of snow on the mountain. That brought the 5 day total to 6-9 inches on the mountain.
Sunday Night - Monday Storm:
We see a break Sunday morning with some sun, cold temps, and winds gusting to 40+ mph up top. Increasing clouds and winds in the afternoon. Winds could affect upper mountain lift operations before the end of the day.
Light snow showers push in during the evening from the next system. Expecting light snow showers overnight Sunday night into Monday morning. We could see 1-3 inches of new snow on the mountain by Monday morning.
Then a quick break possible through Monday afternoon. It stays cold with highs in the 20s on the upper mountain and 30s at the base. Winds for Monday gusting to 50+ mph and increasing later in the afternoon, possibly affecting some upper mountain lift operations.
Monday Night - Tuesday Storm:
The snow showers push back in Monday evening with snow overnight into Tuesday morning. It's another cold storm with powdery snow. We could see an additional 3-6 inches of snow on the mountain by Tuesday morning. Then we could see another quick break Tuesday afternoon.
The winds could be even stronger Tuesday gusting to 80+ mph up top in the morning and 70+ mph in the afternoon, likely closing some upper mountain lifts. It stays cold with highs in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
Wednesday Night - Thursday Night Storm:
We may see a break Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. The winds may drop to 30-40 mph up top Wednesday morning allowing for a window of good skiing. Then increasing clouds and winds for the afternoon ahead of the next storm. Light snow showers could move in during the afternoon. Cold temperatures continue.
A stronger storm moves in Wednesday night into Thursday, with snow showers lingering into Thursday night. This is another cold storm that could bring 1-2 feet of powdery snow to the mountain by Thursday night. We will continue to fine-tune the forecast as we get closer.
The strong winds could continue through the day on Thursday, possibly affecting some upper mountain lift operations. Highs continue to be in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
We may start to clear out on Friday with a drier pattern for MLK weekend. High pressure may build in over CA with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Highs into the 30s on the mountain and 40s at the base.
The drier pattern may continue into the week of the 20th. We will continue to watch the long-range to see when we could flip back to a stormy pattern.