Scattered Showers Possible Tuesday, Heavier Snow Wednesday

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

We were expecting 1-3 inches of snow overnight from the showers that moved through.  We picked up 3 inches on the upper mountain at Squaw and 2 inches at Alpine.  Only a dusting to an inch at the bases.

Tuesday:

Partly cloudy for Tuesday with a chance for scattered showers.  We could see a dusting to an inch of snow on the mountain if any showers set up over the mountain through the day.  Upper mountain winds are expected to continue to gust to 70+ mph so upper mountain lift closures continue to look likely.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base. 

Tuesday Night - Thursday Storm:

The snow will push in Later Tuesday night with heavy snow expected Wednesday, and snow showers expected for Wednesday night into Thursday.  The snow levels will be around 7,000 feet through Tuesday evening and then will fall to the base by Wednesday morning. 

We could see 2-4 inches on the mountain Tuesday night, 6-10 inches Wednesday, 3-5 inches Wednesday night, and a final 1-3 inches Thursday.  At the base, we could see a total of 5-9 inches by Thursday night.  

Ridgetop winds gusting to 60+ mph is expected to continue through Wednesday before falling off on Thursday.  Highs in the 30's Wednesday and then 20's on the upper mountain for Thursday and 30's at the base.

The Weekend: 

It looks like we will see a break in the storms Friday through Sunday, just in time for Winter Wondergrass.  We should see partly sunny skies with highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base with lighter winds Friday-Saturday.  Sunday we could warm into the 40's on the upper mountain and low 50's at the base.  

Long-Range:

A few weaker systems could bring some scattered light showers Mon-Wed with partly sunny skies between any showers.  Highs in the 40's.

A few stronger systems are possible later in the week into the weekend of the 6th, but the forecast models are split on whether the storm track is over northern CA or just to the north.

BA