Colder With Feet of Snow Through Tuesday

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

Overnight we saw snow levels around 7,000-7,500 feet as expected.  That brought rain to the base, around 1 inch at mid-mountain, and 6 inches up top.

Saturday - Saturday Night:

During the day Saturday the cold front moves through.  That will push in some heavier snowfall during the day, and then snow showers into Saturday night.  Snow should fall to the base around midday, with even colder air working in Saturday night.  Winds gusting to 60+ mph up top on Saturday possibly affecting upper mountain lift operations.

We could see an additional 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain by Sunday morning, and 5-10 inches at the base.

Sunday - Tuesday Storm:

A cold trough drops down from the north on Sunday with an additional wave dropping down Monday.  That should keep snow going into Tuesday.  We should continue to see strong upper mountain winds and upper mountain lift closures.  Temperatures dropping into the 20's for highs.  That means it will be cold and the snow will become more powdery Sunday into Monday.

By Monday morning we could see an additional 15-20 inches at the base, and 20-30 inches on the mountain.  By Tuesday morning we could see another 15-20 inches at the base, and 20-30 inches on the mountain.  A final 5-10 inches is possible Tuesday before the storm winds down.

Storm Totals: 

Total additional snowfall Saturday - Tuesday evening could be 3 - 4.5 feet at the base, and 4.5 - 7+ feet on the mountain.  The snow becomes more powdery each day over the 4-day storm.  Strong winds likely affecting the upper mountain lifts through Monday, with winds coming down Tuesday.  Travel will be very difficult Saturday through Tuesday.

Long-Range:

A colder/drier pattern sets up Wednesday through the end of the week, with highs in the 20's and 30's.  

Storms could return next weekend.

BA