Cold & Snow Showery, Warmer Storm This Weekend

Category: Weather
Snow Report:

From the first part of the storm overnight the mountain picked up 12 inches at the base, and 18 inches on the upper mountain. 

Wednesday - Friday Cold & Snow Showers:

An area of low pressure sits over CA through Thursday. That will continue snow showers Wednesday becoming more scattered Wednesday night into Thursday. It remains cold with highs on the mountain continuing to be in the 20s and overnight lows in the teens for around the clock snowmaking! Winds gusting to 60+ mph Wednesday morning up top, coming down some on Wednesday and then lighter for Thursday.

High snowfall ratios continue. We could see 6-12 inches of additional snowfall by Thursday morning depending on where the heaviest bands of snow showers setup, and a final 1-3 inches by Friday morning. We could see some peaks of sun between showers through Thursday with clearing for Friday.

Warmer Weekend Storm:

The next storm is off the coast for CA by Saturday. We could see moderate-heavy snow and gusty winds push in by Saturday afternoon/evening. The latest forecast model runs have the storm stalled near the CA through Monday with rain/snow continuing.

This is a warmer storm with rising snow levels. With the cold air in place ahead of the storm, we may see snow levels stay to the base at least through Saturday night. Then warmer air works in Sunday into Monday. We could see snow levels rise into the 6,500-7,500 foot range, with rain for the base.

This storm has the potential to bring 2-3 feet of thick snow to the upper mountain Sat-Mon. We will continue to watch this storm closely as details change as we get closer. Be advised that travel may be difficult to impossible through the mountains Saturday night through Sunday night.

Long-Range:

We may see a break next Tuesday into Wednesday, but it looks like more storms could arrive later in the week.

BA