We saw some rain at the base and snow on the mountain Tuesday, then snow levels came down to the base overnight. As of 5 a.m. this morning we had 1 inch at the base and 5 inches on the upper mountain so far.
The heaviest snow of the storm is moving in this morning. We will see heavy snow become lighter this afternoon. Lighter snow expected tonight as well as drier/more powdery snow. We could see scattered snow showers continue Thursday night into Friday.
Colder temperatures expected Thursday-Friday, with highs only in the 20's on the mountain and 30's at the base. Winds are gusting to 60+ mph today on the ridgetops which could close some upper mountain lifts. The winds come down some on Thursday with gusts to 45+ mph, and then only 30+ mph for Friday.
We could see an additional 3-6+ inches of snow at the base, and 12-18 inches on the mountain by Thursday morning. Then we could see 1-3 inches Thursday. Scattered snow showers Thursday night into Friday could drop 2-4 inches of snow on the mountain. We could also see some peeks of sun later Thursday and Friday between snow showers.
We may see a break in the storms for the weekend as the next storm drops down off the CA coast. It may come close enough to bring some clouds and a few scattered snow showers. Colder air remains over the area with highs in the 20's on the upper mountain and 30's at the base.
We could see a break on Monday. Then a weak system could bring some light snow Tuesday. Temperatures remain cold with highs in the 30's through Tuesday.
We could see a drier pattern starting next Wednesday through the 3rd week of March. We should also see some milder temperatures. There are some signs we could see storms return later in the month.