Up to a Foot of Snow Expected

Category: Weather

Storm Forecast:

Cloudy and very windy today with gusts to 100 mph on the ridge tops. Rain showers begin to move into the area by this afternoon with snow levels falling to around 9000 feet.

Tonight a cold front moves through with heavy snow and gusty winds. Snow levels are falling to 8000 feet during the evening, and then to 7000 feet overnight and to the base during the early morning hours. That will pile up 4-8 inches of snow on the mountain overnight.

For Monday colder air continues to push in with temperatures maxing out in the 30's and dropping into the 20's by evening. Snow showers may linger in the morning with 1-3 inches of additional snowfall on the mountain.

The storm should clear out by afternoon. Total snowfall could be 2-4 inches at the base and 4-11 inches on the mountain.  Above 8000 feet at High Camp and up we could see over a foot of fresh snow.

Dry With Cold Nights This Week:

Tuesday through Friday we should have dry weather with plenty of sun and highs in the 40's during the day, and lows in the 20's at night. That should allow for good snowmaking on top of the fresh snowfall all week.

Next Weekend:

We are watching another storm for next weekend that could bring more snowfall to the mountain.  Forecast models are still split on whether we see light snowfall or a wetter storm.  We will track that all week.

Long Range:

A drier pattern may build in the first week of December with a break in the storms.

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