The storm moved in late morning Thursday with snow showers ending around 5 AM this morning. The storm performed pretty much as expected. The snow showers Thursday night hit hardest NW of the lake near Squaw, so we came in a few inches over forecast up top.
The forecast was for 12-17 inches at the base and 16-21 inches on the upper mountain. The totals this morning are 15-18 inches at the base, and 19-25 inches up top. That brings the season total up top to 190 inches which is 105% of average for the date.
Friday thru the Holiday Weekend:
We clear out on Friday with partly sunny skies and cold temperatures. The winds die off making for a beautiful day for skiing the fresh snow. Highs in the 20s up top and 30s at the base.
A drier pattern for MLK weekend. High pressure builds in over CA with partly sunny skies and light winds. Highs into the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at the base Saturday & Sunday.
We transition into a more unsettled pattern next week. We have the chance for a storm Tuesday that could bring 5-10 inches of snow to the mountain.
The forecast models are in disagreement on whether the active pattern continues through the end of the week into the weekend of the 25th, or if we see a drier pattern. So we will continue to monitor that as we get closer.