Several Inches of Snow into Saturday at the Top of the Mountain

Category: Weather
First Storm

Today we should see scattered light rain showers with snow levels around 8,500 feet.  Winds will be gusting 50-60 mph up top so watch the lift operations.

Tonight a second wave of precipitation will bring more rain and snow into Saturday.  This time snow levels could sit around 8,000 feet tonight into Saturday morning before falling to 7,000 right before the end. 

We could see 1-6 inches above 7,000 feet, 6-10 inches of snow above 8,000 feet

Winds are still gusting to 50-60 mph on the mountain tops and temperatures will be in the 30's up high and 40's down low.

Squaw Valley Snow Totals - Jan 5
Quick Break

We may have a break Saturday night into Sunday with sun for Sunday and highs in the  40's.

Second Storm

We are going to see a wetter storm for Monday - Tuesday. 

Snow levels start high again around 9,000 feet Monday and then falling to 8,000 feet. Monday night.  They could crash to the base by Tuesday morning as colder air moves in.

We could see several inches of snow on the mountain.  Early estimates are 2-6 inches on the lower half of the mountain, and 6-14 inches on the upper half.

Squaw Valley Snow Totals - Jan 5
Long-Range

High pressure may build in later next week and into the weekend of the 13th, bringing back a drier pattern and milder temperatures. 

It may not last long as we may head right back into a wetter pattern the 3rd week of January with a series of storms that could bring a lot of snow.

- BA

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