35 Inches & We May Double Down

Category: Weather
Totals So Far

Squaw picked up 8 inches overnight up top and 3 inches at the base and 8 inches up top overnight.  That brings the 4 day total to 35 inches.  

Heavy Snow Through Tonight

Heavy snowfall and gusty winds for today.  Snow levels will sit near to just above the base.  Above the snow line we could see 10-18 inches.  Upper mountain winds could gust to 80+ mph.

The heavy snow will continue tonight with snow levels rising to 6500-7000 feet and then falling below base level by morning.  We could see 6-9 more inches at the base, and 11-21 inches on the mountain.

Snow Showers Continue

Then moderate snow showers for Tuesday and a final weak and cold storm for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  We could see an additional 9-18 inches at the base by Wednesday morning, and 11-20 inches on the mountain.  This will be lighter and drier snow.

Cold Into The Weekend

There is cold pattern setting up after this storm starting Wednesday and lasting a week.  We may be in the 20's at lake level through next Monday.  The winds should start to come down on Wednesday after still gusting strong Tuesday.

More Snow This Weekend?

We have been watching the track of an area of low pressure that will drop down the West Coast this weekend.  I have seen these setups bring a few inches of snow and a few feet of snow depending on how much moisture the low taps off the ocean and how close it tracks.  

The latest GFS forecast model run showed the low pulling in another low off the Pacific with a lot of moisture for Saturday night into Monday with feet of snow.  The latest European model run jumped onto the same scenario.  

It is not enough runs to build high confidence yet.  But we will watch very closely as with the cold air this could be a high ratio snowfall event that brings feet of new snow this weekend.

BA