Nice Weather through Saturday, Snowy Week Starting Sunday

Category: Weather
Storm Recap:

Squaw picked up an additional 8 inches of snow on the upper mountain Wednesday thanks to a heavier band of snow that set up over the mountain in the morning.  That brings the 2-day storm total to 14 inches on the upper mountain.  At the base, it rained most of the storm with snow levels around 6500 feet, but snow levels lowered to the base under some heavier showers bringing 2 inches of wet snow.

The 5-day totals are now up to 64 inches up top!  The season total is now up to 163 inches.

Thursday-Saturday:

We should see some sun, lighter winds, and temperatures into the 30's on the mountain to low 40's at the base all 3 days.  We could see some clouds later Friday into Saturday morning from a passing storm.

More Storms:

Sunday we have increasing clouds ahead of the next storm with highs in the 30's on the mountain.  The next system splits with low pressure possibly stalling off the coast Sunday into Monday night.  That could push in some light snowfall, with 3-8 inches possible on the mountain by Tuesday morning.  

Monday night into Tuesday the low could push inland bringing some heavier snowfall.  Then the next system could push in Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a 3rd system moving in Wednesday night into Thursday.

It's a little too early to project the snowfall details.  Snow levels could possibly stay below the base through the period, and significant snowfall could pile up on the mountain Sunday night through Thursday if the current forecast holds.

Long-Range:

There is the chance for a final storm Friday into the Saturday, the 19th-20th.  Then we may transition into a drier pattern starting the 21st into the last week of January.

BA