Nice Weekend Ahead, But Storms Return Next Week

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

Another 12-14 inches fell on the upper mountain over the past 24 hours, bringing the 3-day storm total to 18-19 inches up top, and 5 inches at the base.  

Thursday:

Expecting scattered snow showers to increase again Thursday afternoon as a final wave moves through.  We could see an inch or two on the mountain through this evening.  Highs in the 30's.  Ridgetop winds gusting to 40+ mph.  That should be low enough to open a lot of the upper mountain lifts today.

The Weekend: 

We will see a break in the storms Friday through Sunday, just in time for Winter Wondergrass.  We will see sunny skies with highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base Friday.  Then warming for the weekend with highs the 40's on the upper mountain and 50's at the base.  

Monday - Tuesday Storm:

Clouds and winds increasing on Monday with highs in the 40's.  We could see the winds affect upper mountain lift operations Monday-Tuesday.  The next storm pushes in by Monday night with heavier rain and snow expected into Tuesday before the storm moves out Tuesday night.

Snow levels could start around 9,000 feet Monday evening and then fall to around 7,000 feet for Tuesday.  Above 7,000 feet on the mountain, we could see 5-11 inches by Tuesday night, with mostly rain expected at the base.

Long-Range:

We could see a quick break Wednesday.  But storms could return by Thursday into the weekend of the 6th.  These storms could have an atmospheric river associated with them.  That could mean rain and high elevation snow.  Totals could be significant if we see the AR.  We will be tracking these storms all week to fine tune snow levels and potential upper mountain snowfall.

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