High Elevation Snow Continues

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

We picked up 3-6 inches of snow on the upper mountain as of early Tuesday morning.  Snow level lowered to around 6,500 feet overnight, just above the base.

Tuesday Storm:

Rain & snow showers continue Tuesday.  Snow levels are expected to sit in the 7,000 - 7,500 foot range through the day, possibly lowering to 6,500 feet Tuesday evening as the storm ends.  We could see an additional 2-5 inches of snow on the mountain above 7,000 feet. 

Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain Tuesday and 40's at the base.  Ridgetop winds gusting to 45+ mph.

Quick Break Wednesday:

We should see a break Wednesday with partly sunny skies and highs in the 40's.

Weak Thursday Storm:

A weak system moving through Thursday - Thursday night will bring light rain & snow showers.  Snow levels up around 7,000 feet, maybe lowering to 6,500 feet Thursday night.   We could see 1-3 inches on the mountain above 7,000 feet, with mainly rain expected at the base.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base.

Stronger Friday Storm:

A stronger storm is possible for Friday into Saturday morning.  Snow levels could start near the base but will rise to 7,000 feet during the day, and to 7,500 feet Friday night as warmer air pushes in..  Above 7,000 feet we could see 3-6 inches of snow by Saturday morning, and 6-12 inches above 8,000 feet.  A sharp cut-off below that with a few inches possible in the 6,500-7,000 foot range, and mostly rain below that at the base.

We could see a break during the day on Saturday.  Then a weak system moving through to our north later Saturday into Saturday night could brush us with light rain showers.  Snow levels up around 8,000 feet.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base.

Long-Range:

We may see another break in the storms Sunday into next Monday as high pressure builds in.  We should see some sun and mild temperatures.

The storm track may be just to our north next week.  We could get brushed by a couple of systems moving through to our north, but overall expecting a drier week.  

There is a chance a cold trough could drop down the West Coast the weekend of the 13th with some snow and colder air.  We will keep an eye on that.

BA