Nice Saturday, Unsettled Sunday, Snowy Monday

Category: Weather
The Weekend:

A break in the storms on Saturday with some clouds and sun and highs in the 30's on the mountain to around 40 at the base.  Expecting much lighter winds with gusts to 20 mph up top. 

Sunday the next storm moves through to our north.  Right now it looks like this storm should stay far enough north to mainly bring clouds and gusty winds for Sunday into Sunday night.  We could get brushed with some light snow showers with snow levels around 7,000 feet.  The snow showers could bring up to an inch of snow on the upper mountain.  Highs remain in the 30's with winds picking up again on Sunday with gusts to 40+ mph up top.

Christmas Eve Storm:

A colder and stronger storm moves in by Monday afternoon into Monday night.  Then clearing out on Christmas Day.  This is a cold storm expected to bring a fresh blanket of fluffy snow to the mountain for Christmas morning.  The latest forecast model runs suggest that we could see 4-7 inches at the base, and 7-14 inches on the mountain.

Snow levels start around 7,000 feet on Monday so we could start as rain at the base before snow levels fall during the evening.  Upper mountain wind gusts Monday could be 50+ mph up top causing lift closures.

Behind the Storm:

Behind the storm, cold air settles in with highs in the 30's on the mountain through the end of next week.  We should see the sun return by Wednesday and last through the end of the week.

Long-Range:

High pressure may build in over the West Coast with milder temperatures and a dry pattern through the first week of January.  If that changes I'll let you know right away!

BA