We picked up 3 more inches on the upper mountain and 2 inches at the base in the past 24 hours. That brings the 4-day storm total to 24-33 inches on the upper mountain and 13-18 inches at the base! More terrain is opening by the day!
The snow started during the early morning hours. It will continue to snow steadily through the morning, and then the snow should turn more showery during the afternoon. Expecting the storm to clear out Saturday night. We could see an additional 4-8 inches by Sunday morning. Maybe a bit more if the snow showers fire up Saturday afternoon.
Winds could be an issue up top with gusts of 60-70+ mph Saturday morning as the cold front moves through, and then they should start to come down during the afternoon.
Sunday into Monday the sun should return. But it will be cold with highs only in the 20's on the upper mountain and 30's at the base. Overnight lows in the teens, and maybe even single digits at the base.
Low pressure will be sitting along the CA coast and moving very slowly down the coast into Southern CA Monday night through Thursday. That could bring a prolonged period of very light snow showers Monday night through Wednesday night on the mountain.
This is a tricky storm and we will have to keep updating the forecast based on how much moisture this storm can pull in. Right now it looks like 6-10 inches of snow could pile up slowly over the 3 day period. Snow levels look to remain well below the base of the mountain.
Next weekend it looks like high pressure will try to build in over the West Coast. Some forecast models show another storm trying to push in on Saturday, but others keep us dry for the weekend.
It looks like another trough could push into the West Coast the week of the 10th. That would open the storm door to more storms that week.