Saturday Morning Storm Update

Category: Weather
Snow/Rain/Snow

It has started snow to the base early this morning.  The snow levels will rise to 7000 feet by midday turning snow to rain at the base, and then to 8000 feet by the end of the day with rain below High Camp and snow above.  We could see several inches of snow below 8000 feet Saturday before the change to rain. and 6-12 inches above 8000 feet today.

Saturday night snow levels rise to 9000 feet, and max out around 9500 feet Sunday morning. We could see several inches of snow above 8000 feet overnight before the change to rain.  Sunday the snow levels should stay above the highest peaks with all rain and very heavy.

Then colder air works in and snow levels begin to fall Sunday night. The snow levels should fall back to 8000 feet during the evening, and near the base Monday morning. The snow could continue into Monday night as a colder wave moves inland. We could see significant snowfall after the snow levels fall, with totals of 1-2 feet from the base up to 7000 feet, and 2-3 feet on the mountain above 7000 feet by Tuesday morning.

Colder Storms This Week

No break as another significant storm moves in Tuesday into Wednesday. This one is colder and could bring 1-2 feet at the base, and 2-3 feet to the mountain by Wednesday night. Snow levels may rise to near the base briefly Tuesday night before falling again.

Another storm may move through Thursday into Friday.  This storm looks like it could track to our South making it colder and lighter for us.  Rough estimate 5 days out is around a foot of snow on the mountain possible.  

So Monday through Friday we could see 4-7 feet on the mountain after the rain storm this weekend, similar to the amounts of snow we saw this past week.  We may see a break in the storms the weekend of the 14th into the first part of the week of the 16th.  Then later that week we may see a pattern setup that could bring some colder storms.

BA