56 Inches Up Top in 4 Days, Snow Continues to Fall

Category: Weather
Storm Report:

Squaw picked up an additional 6 inches of snow on the upper mountain overnight. That brings the 4-day total to 56 inches up top! The very bottom below 6500' had rain and then snowfall amounts go up from there to the 6 inches at the top.

Wednesday:

The snow continues to fall this morning with snow showers expected to wind down by this evening. We could see an additional 3-6 inches on the upper mountain by this evening. The snow levels are expected to continue to hover around 6,500 feet, possibly snowing to the base under heavy snow showers.

Winds are gusting to 70 mph up top this morning causing some lift closures. Winds should come down some this afternoon, but could still be gusting to 50+ mph up top.

Thursday-Saturday:

We should see some sun, lighter winds, and temperatures into the 30's on the mountain and low 40's at the base all 3 days.

More Storms:

Sunday we have increasing clouds ahead of the next storm with highs in the 30's on the mountain. These storms are splitting and heading into Southern CA or stalling off the coast before pushing in.  

We could see light snowfall Sunday night, Monday night, and Tuesday night from these splitting systems. Then there is the chance for a more consolidated and stronger storm next Wednesday-Thursday. We will iron out the details as we get closer.

Long-Range:

Then the pattern may turn drier starting the 18th-19th as high pressure builds in over the West Coast. Some forecast models suggest one last storm could push into CA on the 18th before high pressure builds in.

BA