Light Snow Tuesday, Heavier Snow Wednesday

Category: Weather
Monday:

Monday should be mostly dry with just increasing clouds and high winds.  Upper mountain winds are expected to increase to 70+ mph so some upper mountain lift closures look likely.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base. 

Monday Night - Thursday Storm:

The snow should push in Monday night with light snow possible into Tuesday.  The snow levels could drop close to the base by Tuesday morning and then back up above 7,000 feet by Tuesday afternoon.  We could see 1-3 inches on the mountain Monday night, and 1-3 inches Tuesday.  We could see a slushy coating to an inch at the base.  Upper mountain winds are expected to continue to be strong Tuesday affecting upper mountain lifts. 

Light snow could continue on the mountain Tuesday with an additional 1-3 inches.  Then heavier snow is expected to push in Wednesday.  Snow levels are expected to fall well below the base Wednesday with the snow on the mountain becoming drier and more powdery.  We could see 10-15 inches on the mountain and 2-5 inches at the base.  High winds are expected to continue Wednesday.  Highs in the 30's.

We could see a final 2-4 inches Thursday from a final wave moving through before the storm clears out Thursday night.  Winds are expected to drop off on Thursday with highs in the 20's on the upper mountain and 30's at the base. 

The Weekend: 

It looks like we will see a break in the storms Friday through Sunday, just in time for Winter Wondergrass.  We should see partly sunny skies with highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base with lighter winds. 

Long-Range:

The active pattern could return next week into the weekend of the 6th.  A few weaker systems could bring some light showers Mon-Wed, and a few stronger systems are possible later in the week into the weekend of the 6th.

BA