Cold and Snowy Thanksgiving

Category: Weather

Monday will be the last mild day although the winds will pick up as the cold storm approaches with gusts up to 35 mph.  Tuesday the winds will pick up with gusts up to 50 mph on top of the mountains.  The snow should begin to fall by mid-morning with temperatures quickly falling into the 20's.  Tuesday night the snow continues with temperatures dropping to near 10 degrees up top and teens at the base.  That will create very light and fluffy snowfall.  

Snowfall totals by Wednesday morning should be around a foot on the mountain and 5-8 inches at the base.  The very cold air sticks around through the weekend as the cold trough stalls over the area.  Highs will only be in the 20's at the base and teens up top, so dress warmly.  Light scattered snow showers are expected to continue through the week with a few more inches of accumulation.  By Saturday snowfall totals for the week are expected to be around 15-20 inches up top, and 8-12 inches at the base.  

By Sunday the storm moves East with a break through Monday.  The next series of storms are set to begin moving in by next Tuesday as a trough approaches the West Coast.  It could be quite stormy again next week, but right now all of the forecast models are not in agreement that the stormy pattern reaches the West Coast, so confidence right now is low.