Up To a Foot of Snow Possible This Weekend

Category: Weather
Thursday-Friday:

Thursday we have some sun and scattered clouds with lighter winds and highs into the 40's.  

Friday we will see increasing clouds and winds ahead of the next storm.  Highs still into the 40's, but by the afternoon we could see mountaintop gusts to 50 mph.

Storm 1:

Saturday the next storm moves in with gusty winds, colder air, and snow.  The heaviest snow could fall in the afternoon/evening with snow showers possibly lasting into Sunday morning.

Based on the latest runs we could see 5-8 inches at the base, and 6-12 inches on the mountain by Sunday morning.

Winds will be strong on Saturday with mountaintop gusts to 100 mph, so expect possible upper mountain lift closures.

Storm 2:

We may not see much of a break on Sunday before more snow could push in Sunday night into Monday from the next wave.  Snow levels are expected to rise to 7,000 feet by Monday morning.  

This 2nd storm could bring us an additional 4-8 inches on the mountain by Tuesday morning.  

Storm 3:

A 3rd storm is expected to push in sometime on Wednesday into Wednesday night.  This storm could start with higher snow levels and then falling to the base with the cold front.  This storm has the potential to bring several more inches of snowfall.

Long-Range:

It looks like we could start to dry out next Thursday as high pressure begins to build in over the West Coast.  We could see a drier pattern that lasts into the 3rd week of January.

BA