33 Inch Totals For Both Mountains Up Top

Category: Weather

The storm is coming to an end today.  We saw some higher snow levels yesterday which limited most of the accumulations above 7500-8000 ft.  The 6 day totals for Squaw and Alpine are both at 33 inches up top.  It doesn't always work out that way.

Some residual light showers will hang around today with snow levels staying on the high side.  We should have a brief break tonight and tomorrow before a weak storm moves in Friday night.  Snow levels are expected to stay above 7500 feet with 1-3 inches possible up top.

We will see another break over the weekend as high pressure builds along the West Coast.  High pressure shifts over the Rockies by Monday as another storm pushes into the West Coast.  This one is further North but could bring light amounts of precip with snow levels around 8000 ft.  We could see another 1-3 inches above that.

A weak ridge of high pressure builds off the coast by Tuesday and we see another break in the storms Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Then our attention turns towards a bigger storm that also looks much colder than the storms we have been seeing.  A strong Pacific jet stream will push into the West Coast by Thursday bringing a return of moderate to heavy precip Thursday into Friday.  It looks like we will see a cold front with this storm that will lower snow levels to the base.

That storm is still a week away so we will monitor it over the next week.  It's too early to predict any kind of snow totals, but if we get the storm the forecast models are showing and it is as cold as they are showing, it could be a nice dump of snow on the entire mountains.

BA