New Year's Eve Weather Update

Category: Weather

We have mild weather with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 50's through Tuesday.

First Wave

For Wednesday into Thursday the first wave of precipitation moves in from an area of low pressure sitting off the coast.  Snow levels start above 10,000 feet and slowly fall to 8,000 feet by Thursday. 

The precip amounts look very light so only up to a coating of wet snow possible above 8,000 feet on the mountain.

Second Wave

The forecast models this morning are showing the low moving inland Friday into Saturday to our North.  That should bring a 2nd round of precipitation Friday into Saturday.

The snow levels may be down around 8,000 feet maybe slightly lower for the 2nd round.  So we could see 1-2 inches of wet snow on the mountain above 8,000 feet Friday into Satuday. 

We will watch the the precipitation amounts and snow levels closely all week for both.


Next weekend we could see some lingering showers with some cooler air moving in.

We are still watching for a storm to start the week of the 8th.  We could see slightly colder and stronger system Mon-Wed, the 8th-10th.

Then the long-range forecast shows a high pressure ridge rebuilding over the West Coast going into mid-month.

Happy New Year!  Hopefully Mother Nature brings us a snowier weather pattern for the New Year.

- BA

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