Light Snow Thursday, Heavier Snow Friday

Category: Weather
Clouds and Wind

Clouds and winds increasing today. We could see ridge top winds around 60 mph by afternoon.

Light Snow

Early Thursday morning the next storm moves in. Only expecting light to moderate precip Thursday. Snow levels start near the base and could rise to 7000 feet during the day. We could see a coating to an inch at the base before the change to rain, and 1-5 inches on the mountain.

Heavier Snow

We may see a break in the precip Thursday night and then heavier precip Friday as a front moves through. Snow showers could continue into Friday night. Snow levels start around 7000 feet Friday and could fall to the base by Friday evening.

We could see an additional 2-4 inches at the base by Saturday morning, and 10-22 inches on the mountain. Mountain top gusts near 80 mph. Thursday and Friday.

Possible Weekend Break

Light snow showers may continue along the crest Saturday, but overall expecting a break through Sunday with highs in the 30's.

2 More Storms Early Next Week

Then Sunday night into Monday the next storm moves in. This storm could bring 8-12 inches at the base, and 10-18 inches to the mountain. Snow levels may briefly rise above the base Monday for a time.

Tuesday another storm may move in. This storm could bring several more inches of snow. Snow levels could be around 7000 feet with this storm.

Mild Weather Returns

Then the jet stream shifts North and we may quickly turn to sun and mild weather with highs in the 40's by next Wednesday and lasting through Friday.

The ridge over the area may still allow in some light precip the weekend of the 11th, but overall expecting a break from the stronger storms for about a week.

Pattern Change Mid-Month?

We may see a pattern change around mid-month that could bring stronger storms the 3rd week of February.

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