We picked up 7 inches of snow on the upper mountain overnight. At the base there is 2 inches at Squaw and 4 inches at Alpine. The forecast was for 7-11 inches on the upper mountain and 2-4 inches at the base, so the storm delivered pretty much what we expected.
The skies are beginning to clear this morning and it's cold with temperatures in the 20's on the mountain. The winds are still gusting to 25 mph up top but will continue to diminish today. It should be a beautiful day for skiing on the fresh snow!
Short Term Forecast:
Through Saturday we are expecting dry conditions with highs in the 40's and lows in the 20's. That will allow for decent snowmaking conditions at night to cover more lower mountain terrain.
On Saturday clouds and winds may increase ahead of the next storm.
There is another cold trough that will trough to move into the area next weekend. We could see more snow Saturday night into Sunday. The forecast models are back and forth on how much moisture the storm will have, so we will continue to watch it all week.
After the storm next weekend a drier pattern may setup the week of the 4th