The snow showers Sunday night brought a dusting of snow to the mountain.
We have a break for Monday during the day. Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs in the 20s on the upper mountain and 30s at the base. Ridgetop winds gusting to 50+ mph this morning. A brief dip possible midday and then strong winds later this afternoon, gusting to 80+ mph by this evening.
Monday Night - Tuesday Storm:
The snow showers push back in Monday evening with snow overnight. Snow showers could linger through the day on Tuesday before ending by Tuesday evening. It's another cold storm with powdery snow. We could see a fresh 3-6 inches of snow at the base and 5-8 inches on the mountain by Tuesday afternoon.
The winds could be even stronger Tuesday gusting to 80+ mph up top in the morning and 70+ mph in the afternoon, likely closing some upper mountain lifts. It stays cold with highs in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
We should see a break Tuesday night through Wednesday. The winds may drop to 30-40 mph up top Wednesday morning allowing for a brief window of nice weather. Then increasing clouds and winds for the afternoon ahead of the next storm. Ridgetop wind gusts increasing to 60+ mph by afternoon, possibly affecting some lift operations. Cold temperatures continue.
Wednesday Night - Thursday Night Storm:
A stronger storm moves in Wednesday night into Thursday, with snow showers lingering into Thursday night. This is another cold storm that could bring 12-18 inches to the base, and 18-24 inches of powdery snow to the mountain by Thursday night.
The strong winds could continue through the day on Thursday gusting to 60+ mph up top, possibly affecting some upper mountain lift operations. Highs continue to be in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
Friday Into the Holiday Weekend:
We should clear out on Friday with sun and cold temperatures. The winds die off making for a beautiful day for skiing the fresh snow.
A drier pattern for MLK weekend. High pressure may build in over CA with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Highs into the 30s on the mountain and 40s at the base by Sunday-Monday. There is the chance for a weak system Saturday afternoon/evening that could bring a few snow showers.
The drier pattern may continue through the week of the 20th. That doesn't mean a weak storm couldn't move through during the period, but overall expecting below-average precipitation chances.
We will continue to watch the long-range to see when we could flip back to a stormy pattern.