Heavy Snowfall and High Winds

Category: Weather
Storm So Far

We picked up 27 inches in the past 24 hours bringing the storm total to 41 inches, and the 9 day total to 124 inches!

Blizzard Conditions

Today into tonight we have heavy snowfall and high winds with blizzard conditions.  Snow levels may come up just above the base this afternoon before falling again this evening, but the heavy snow may keep all snow to the base.  We could see an additional 20-30 inches at the base by Tuesday morning, and 30-45 inches on the mountain.  High winds expected with gusts over 100 mph up top and 50 mph to the base which will cause lift closures today, and whiteout conditions.

Wednesday colder air moves in with lighter snow showers.  Winds will still be strong on the mountain tops with gusts over 60 mph..  Highs will only be in the 20's.  We could see 2-4 more inches at the base and 3-6 inches on the mountain.

Final Storm

Wednesday night into Thursday a final storm moves through bringing light powdery snow to the area.  The winds should start to calm down with lighter gusts Thursday.  We could see an additional 5-10 inches at the base, and 6-12 inches on the mountain.  In total from today through Thursday we could see an additional 2-3+ feet at the base, and 3-5 feet on the mountain. 

Beautiful Holiday Weekend

We see high pressure build in for the weekend with lots of sun and calmer winds.  Highs are in the 20's Friday and then into the 30's for the holiday weekend through Monday.

Short-Lived?

The calm  weather may continue Tuesday and Wednesday next week before another period of active weather may begin by next Thursday.

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