A Final 20 Inches, A Drier Pattern Ahead

Category: Weather
Storm Recap:

The storm that moved through Sunday and Sunday night performed pretty much as expected.  We saw high snow levels that fell to the base by evening.  Then snow showers continued overnight.

The forecast was for 5-10 inches at the base and 18-26 inches on the mountain.  This morning we have 12 inches at the base and 20 inches on the upper mountain.

It's a cold morning and the winds have died down.  Several inches of drier snow fell overnight, so it should be a fun powder day.

The total for the week is now at nearly 8 feet up top (94 inches), and 13 feet for the month!

The Forecast:

Clearing skies Monday with the sun coming out.  Highs only in the 20's on the mountain with lighter winds.

Tuesday through the weekend we have dry weather as high pressure builds in over the West Coast bringing a prolonged dry period.  We start cold Tuesday with highs in the 30's and gusty east winds up to 50 mph up top.  Then we warm into the 40's through the weekend with plenty of sun.

Long-Range:

The dry pattern looks like it will last through the end of the month.  There are still signs on the long-range model that the pattern could change the first week of February to a pattern that could bring back storms to California.

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