3.5 Feet So Far, Another 2-3+ Feet Possible by Tuesday Evening

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

Squaw picked up an additional 21 inches of snow in the past 24 hours on the upper mountain, and 18 inches at the base.  That brings the storm total to 42 inches so far.

Monday - Tuesday Storm:

A final cold system is dropping down the coast and into Northern CA Monday into Tuesday.  That will keep snow going into Tuesday before tapering off Tuesday night. 

Upper mountain ridge winds are gusting to 90+ mph this morning which is causing some upper mountain lift closures.  Expecting strong gusts through the day but coming down some into Monday night.  Then lighter winds with ridge gusts of 20-30+ for Tuesday.  

Temperatures in the 20 today dropping into the teens tonight.  That will continue to increase snow ratios making the snow drier and more powdery.  By Tuesday morning we could see another 24-30 inches at the base, and 30-40 inches on the mountain.  A final 3-6 inches are possible Tuesday before the storm winds down.

Cold/Unsettled Pattern: 

Wednesday and Thursday we should see sunny skies and lighter winds, with highs only in the 20's. Overnight lows down into the single digits.

For the weekend there could be several cold systems dropping down the West Coast. Depending on the track each system could bring us no snow up to several inches.  Stay tuned for updates through the week.

Long-Range:

The cold and active pattern could continue through mid-month.

BA