Powder Day Monday, Wet Storm Midweek

Category: Weather
Storm Totals:

Squaw picked up a final 6 inches of snow yesterday from the storm, bringing the 3-day totals to 58 inches!  Just one inch short of 400 for the season!

Today is the day to get out on the mountain with all the fresh untracked snow out there, and winds forecast to become strong up top on Tuesday.

Monday - Tuesday:

We have partly sunny skies into Tuesday with highs only in the 20’s. We could see a flake or two from passing clouds. Ridgetop winds gusting 30-40+ mph. 

Wet & Windy Storm:

Tuesday night through Thursday night a warm storm moves in. Snow levels starting as low as 4,500 feet Tuesday night but then rising as high as 8,000 feet by Wednesday night. Then falling Thursday into Thursday night as the storm moves out.

We could see 3-4 feet of snow on the mountain above 8,000 feet, but a thicker snow quality. At 7,000 feet we could see 15-20 inches of snow, but with rain in the middle. At the base, we could see a few inches Tuesday night into Wednesday morning before a change to rain, and maybe a few inches at the end. High winds with ridgetop gust well in excess of 100 mph likely closing upper mountain lifts.

The Weekend:

A cold system working down the coast Friday through the weekend could bring a few days of lighter snow showers with a few inches of snow possibly each day.  Highs drop back into the 20's.

Long-Range:

The week of the 18th we may transition into a drier pattern with inside slider type systems brushing us with light snow.

The week of the 25th we could transition into a completely dry pattern.

BA