Heavy Precip & Falling Snow Level Thursday Night

Category: Weather
Wednesday-Wednesday Night

Windy and mild today with highs in the 40's, and winds gusting over 70 mph on the mountain tops. The winds continue to increase tonight with gusts over 100 mph up high and strong winds reaching down into the valleys. Not expecting any precip until Thursday.

Strong Storm

For Thursday we should see the precip return around mid-day. Snow levels are high around 9000 feet Thursday afternoon as the heavy rain begins to move in. Thursday night the snow levels may be slow to fall but should at least be at 8000 feet by 10 p.m., and then drop below the base between midnight and 4 a.m. We could see several inches fall at the base by Friday morning, and 1-2 feet on the mountain above 7000 feet.

This snowfall forecast is very complicated.  If the snow levels fall faster or slower it will affect the snowfall totals.  

The Weekend

Friday and into the weekend it is cold with highs in the 20's and Breezy. There will be some leftover scattered snow showers for Friday and then clearing skies into the weekend. We could see an additional inch or two of snow Friday before we clear out.  

Next Week

High pressure builds off the West Coast to start next week. We may briefly warm back into the 30's Tuesday before another cold front moves through Wednesday, and another cold front for next Friday. These fronts look to be moisture starved with only light amounts of snow possible with each, but they will continue to push cold air into the region.

Long-Range

We may see some stronger storms the last week of the month.

BA