Cold with Scattered Snow Showers Through the Weekend

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

Snow showers continued on Thursday with colder air moving in bringing some drier snow.  24-hour snowfall as of 6 a.m. this morning is an additional 2 inches at the base and 5 inches on the upper mountain!  That brings the 3-day storm total to 25inches on the upper mountain, and the season total is now at 616 inches!

Friday:

Clouds & peeks of sun with scattered snow showers expected to continue Friday.  We could see 1-2 inches of additional snowfall by Saturday morning.  It is colder today with highs only in the 20's on the upper mountain and low 30's at the base.  Ridgetop winds gusting to 40+ mph.

The Weekend:

The next storm drops down along the CA coast over the weekend.  The how close to the coast this system tracks and how much moisture pushes into the Sierra is still in question.  We are expecting clouds & sun with scattered snow showers through the weekend, but some models show only up to 1 inch of snow while others show 6+ inches possible.

For now, we will take the average with 1-3 inches of snow possible Saturday-Saturday night, and another 1-2 inches possible on Sunday.  We will have to watch the storm closely over the weekend.  It remains breezy and cold through the weekend, with highs in the 20's on the upper mountain and 30's at the base.

Monday-Tuesday:

We should see a break on Monday with some sun and temperatures remaining cold with highs in the 30's.

Then a weak system moves through on Tuesday with light snow.  We could see 2-4 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon through the evening.  Temperatures remain cold with highs in the 30's through Tuesday.

Long-Range:

We will see a drier pattern starting next Wednesday through the 3rd week of March.  We stay cold through Thursday.  Then we should see some milder temperatures as we go into the weekend of the 16th-17th. 

There are some signs we could see storms return later in the month.  

BA