8 Inches from the last storm, 2-3 Feet Possible This Week

Category: Weather

Squaw picked up another 5 inches yesterday from a cold storm that moved through.  That brought the storm total to 8 inches and the season total to 118 inches.

Clouds are already in place today ahead of the next storm.   Winds are picking up to with gusts over 60 mph up top creating some wind holds.  Temperatures today will be in the 30's.  We could see some light snow showers develop by afternoon.

Sunday night into Monday the first wave of precip moves through with snow to the base.  We could see 3-7 inches at the base by Monday evening, and 7-13 inches on the moutain.  Winds will continue to be strong.

A second wave moves in Monday night into Tuesday.  This wave is warmer with snow levels rising to 7000-7500 ft.  We should rain at the base, and above the snow line we could see 15-20 inches of additional snowfall.  The winds will continue to be strong.

Snow levels fall back to the base Tuesday night as the precip is ending.  We could see an additional 1-2 inches on the mountain.  Then we should see a break on Wednesday.  Highs remain in the 30's, and winds should begin to relax slightly by Wednesday.

For Christmas Eve we are expecting a cold storm to move through.  We could see another 6-9 inches of snow to the base, and 9-12+ inches up top.  

Then on Christmas Day we start to clear out.  The winds should die down and the sun should come out next weekend making for some great skiing conditions!

The next chance for a quick hitting storm is Monday the 28th.  Then we may see a break in the storms for a week.

BA