4-Days of Rain & Snow Starting Wednesday Night

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

The weak system that moved through Tuesday night dropped a fresh inch of new snow on the mountain.

Rain to Snow Wednesday Night - Sunday Morning:

Wednesday we start with partly cloudy skies, with increasing clouds throughout the day. We could see light precipitation push in by Wednesday afternoon. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s on the mountain, with ridgetop winds gusting to 50+ mph and increasing.

Wednesday night through Friday morning we should see periods of rain and snow showers. Snow levels starting around 7000 ft. Wednesday evening rising to 8000-8500 ft. Wednesday night into Thursday. Then falling slowly down to 6500-7000 ft. overnight Thursday night into Friday morning. Ridgetop winds gusting to 80+ mph Thursday and dropping down to 50+ mph into Friday morning. Rain expected at the base, with 1-3 inches of wet snow possible by Friday morning in the 7000-8000 ft. range, and 3-6 inches possible above 8000 ft. Winds could close upper mountain lifts later on Wednesday or Thursday.

Friday afternoon into Friday night we could see a surge of heavier precipitation. Snow levels starting around 6500-7000 ft. and dropping to below the base by Saturday morning. 3-7 inches possible above 7000 ft. by Saturday morning and 1-3 inches from the base up to 7k. We could see scattered showers Saturday with light snow from a final weak system Saturday night. Colder on Saturday with highs in the 30s and snow levels dropping below 5000 feet by Saturday night. A final 3-5 inches possible on the mountain and 1-3 inches for the base by Sunday morning.

Long-Range:

We clear out by Sunday afternoon with drier weather through Tuesday. Highs in the 30s and lows in the teens with lighter winds.

From the 18th - 24th we could see an active pattern with some colder systems possibly moving through.

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