Light Snow Wednesday, Stronger Weekend Storm

Category: Weather
Light Snow Wednesday:

The cut-off low moving inland over Southern CA Wednesday has taken a slight jog to the north. That has increased the chances for snowfall on the mountain Wednesday. We should see light snown showers through the day with 1-3 inches of snow possible on the mountain. The snow showers should taper off Wednesday night with a final dusting to an inch possible. Light east winds expected with highs in the 30s.

Thursday we should see partly sunny skies with light south winds and highs in the 30s.

Friday - Sunday Storm:

The next storm will move in by Friday afternoon/evening. We should see heavy snow Friday night, with light-moderate snow Saturday, and then another round of heavy snow possible Saturday. The snow should become more showery and scattered on Sunday before tapering off by Monday evening.

Snow levels may start out above the base in the 6500-7000 foot range Friday night with rain at the base. Then slightly cooler air works in throughout the storm. We could see snow levels near to just above the base Saturday, lower below the base Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Expecting strong winds with gusts to 60+ mph up top Friday and Saturday before coming down on Sunday. Winds could affect upper mountain lift operations Friday into Saturday.

By Sunday evening we could see 10-20 inches of snow at the base, and 15-30 inches of new snow on the mountain with the highest amounts up top. We still have 2 days left to fine-tune the forecast. By Sunday the mountain should be in great condition, especially for early December. I would expect a lot of terrain expansion into next week.

Long-Range:

The long-range models suggest a drier pattern starting Monday the 9th. That could last for at least a week. 

BA