Scattered Snow Showers Wednesday, Cold Air Moves In

Category: Weather
Wednesday - Thursday:

We saw some scattered snow showers Tuesday night that are continuing into Wednesday. The mountain picked up a coating of fresh snow overnight. Winds are gusting to 50+ mph on the mountain from the northeast.

We begin to clear out on Thursday with much colder air in place. Highs only in the 30s on the mountain and 40s at the base, and overnight lows in the 20s making for much better snowmaking conditions. 

The Weekend:

Over the weekend high pressure builds back in with sunny weather expected. Highs in the 40s over the weekend to near 50 degrees at the base, with lighter winds expected.

Next Week:

Next week we are expecting a shift in the pattern that will bring more cold air and the chance for a storm to drop in from the northwest. The first system drops down to the east on Monday bringing another shot of cold air to the Sierra. Highs on the mountain drop back into the 30s on the mountain and 40s at the base for early next week.

We are keeping an eye on the next storm that could dig farther south into CA next Wed-Thu just in time for Thanksgiving. We will look at more details as it gets closer, but for now, it looks like we could see at least some light accumulations of snow if not more.

Long-Range:

The active pattern could continue into the first week of December.

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