Squaw picked up an additional 7 inches of snow in the past 24 hours on the upper mountain from lingering snow showers. That brings the 5-day storm total to over 5 feet at the base, and 7 feet on the upper mountain! Squaw now has 341 inches for the season, 143% of average for the date!
Wednesday - Thursday:
Wednesday and Thursday we should see partly sunny skies and lighter winds, with highs only in the 20's. Overnight lows down into the single digits.
For the weekend we are watching 2 cold systems dropping down the West Coast. Depending on the track each system could bring several inches of snow or more.
The latest forecast model runs show a weaker system moving through Friday night into Saturday. We could see 4-8 inches of new snow by Saturday morning, with another 3-5 inches during the day Saturday. This is a cold storm with highs in the 20's, so more powdery snow falling. Winds could be gusty up top but not expected to be a big issue with this system.
A stronger system is expected for Saturday night into Sunday, with snow showers lingering into Sunday night. This is another cold storm with high snow ratios and powdery snow. The winds could get strong with this storm on Sunday affecting upper mountain lifts.
We could see an additional 8-12 inches by Sunday morning. Then snow continues Sunday with 12-18 inches possible during the day, and a final 3-5 inches possible Sunday night.
We will be watching the track of these storms closely the next few days. If they drop down more over land we could see less snowfall. A track more over the ocean and we could see slightly more.
It's possible we could see lingering snow showers into Monday. Then another cold weak system could bring more snow showers next Tuesday-Wednesday. Watching a possible warmer and wetter system later next week.
The active pattern could continue through mid-month.