Dry Weather thru Monday, Significant Snowfall Possible Tuesday-Thursday

Category: Weather
Sunday:

Sun and clouds, light winds, and temperatures into the 30's on the mountain.  Mountain top winds gusts look to only be around 25-35 mph.

Monday Night System:

A weak system moves into Southern CA Monday into Monday night. That could push in some light snow Monday night, with 0-1 inches possible on the mountain by Tuesday morning. 

Tuesday - Tuesday Night System:

Tuesday into Tuesday night the next system pushes in. There is some forecast model spread on the total precipitation amounts for Tuesday. We could see light to moderate snow depending on how much moisture it pulls in. Right now expecting 8-12 more inches of additional snowfall by Wednesday morning.

Wednesday-Friday Storm:

Light snow expected for Wednesday and then heavier snow moves in Wednesday night. Winds increase with ridgetop winds to 80+ mph likely affecting upper mountain lift operations.  Snow levels could rise to 7,000 feet by Wednesday night. We could see an additional inch or two at the base if we see a change to rain. Above the snow line, we could see an additional 10-14 inches by Thursday morning.

Thursday we should have high winds and heavy snow. Ridgetop gusts to 100+ mph should have the upper mountain lifts closed during the day. Snow levels fall below the base during the day with the cold front moving through. Snow showers behind the front keep the snow piling up through Thursday night. We could see an additional 12-16 inches at the base, and 20-30 inches on the mountain by Friday morning.

Friday morning we could see 1-3 inches of final accumulation as snow showers wind down and the storm clears out by afternoon. Storm totals for the week by Friday afternoon could be 12-18+ inches at the base, higher if snow levels stay to the base Wednesday into Wednesday night.  On the mountain 2-5 feet possible from bottom to top.

Long-Range:

Dry weather expected next Saturday. There is the chance for a final storm next Sunday the 19th, but the trend is for this storm to just brush us as it moves through to the north. 

Then we should transition into a drier pattern starting the 21st through the last week of January.

BA