Season to Date Snowfall
With the snow that fell this week before the change to rain yesteday, we have now picked up 435 inches so far this season on the upper mountain at Squaw Valley, and 445 inches at Alpine Meadows. That brings us very close to the total season averages of 450 incches, and the season is only around the midway point.
Wind & Rain
Windy with rain today and highs in the 40's. Mountain top gusts to 70 mph. Lighter rain this afternoon and tonight.
Thursday heavier rain pushes in with mountain top gusts increasing to 130+ mph. Snow levels running around 9000 feet this morning rising to around 9500 feet tonight and then dropping to around 8500 feet Thursday afternoon.
Colder Air Works In
Thursday night colder air works in with snow levels falling to the base by Friday morning. We could see 3-8 inches on the mountain by morning.
Friday snow showers could continue into Friday evening. 1-3 additional inches possible at the base, and 3-6 inches on the mountain. Winds still strong on the mountains Friday.
Beautiful Weekend Weather
Saturday the storms should clear out and the winds should start to come down on the mountains. We should see sun for the weekend with highs in the 30's on the mountain to near 40 at the base.
The dry weather continues for the first half of next week, but with temperatures warming into the 40's on the mountain and near 50 at the base.
The Storms Return
A stormy pattern may return next Thursday with a series of colder storms taking aim at CA. If this pattern comes to fruition as currently forecast, we could see quite a bit of snow from the 16th to the 23rd.