A Break Monday, Another Storm Tue-Thu, Drier Weekend Possible

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

Snow showers continued Sunday into Sunday evening before tapering off overnight.  Snow levels stayed in the 6,500-7,000 foot range through the day.

The upper mountain picked up an additional 11 inches of snow.  At the base only a slushy coating.  That brings the final 3-day storm total on the upper mountain to 19 inches, and the season total to 591 inches.

Monday:

We have a break in the storms on Monday.  There are some clouds and fog around this morning, but we are expecting to see some sun today with highs in the 30's on the mountain to near 40 at the base.  The winds are gusting to 50+ mph up top, but are expected to come a little today.

Midweek Storm:

The next storm pushes in by later Tuesday and could last into Thursday night.  Snow levels could hover just above the base around 6,500'-7,000 feet through Wednesday before falling behind a cold front Wednesday night into Thursday.  Expecting heavy wet snow on the mountain through Wednesday with some drier/powdery snow possible Thursday into Thursday night.

This storm has the potential to drop 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain by Friday morning, and several inches at the base once the rain changes to snow Wednesday night.

Scattered snow showers possible into Friday.  Colder temperatures expected Thursday-Friday, with highs only in the 20's on the mountain and 30's at the base.

The Weekend:

We may see a break in the storms for the weekend as the next storm drops down off the CA coast.  It may come close enough to bring some clouds and a few scattered snow showers.  But overall expecting a drier weekend with some sun.  Colder air remains over the area with highs in the 20's on the upper mountain and 30's at the base.

Long-Range:

The storms off the coast could push into Southern CA next Monday followed by a cold trough pushing in Tuesday.  That could keep us cold with a chance for light snow Monday & Tuesday next week.

We could see a drier pattern starting next Wednesday through the 3rd week of March.  The storm track will be just to our north, so we will keep an eye on the storms to see if any will dip south and brush us with snow.

BA