Snow Continues Wednesday, Wet Storm This Weekend

Category: Weather

We saw 23 more inches of snow fall in the past 24 hours up top and 15 inches at the base.  That brings the 3 day total to 53 inches up top.

More Snow Through Wednesday Night

Snow continues today and into tonight.  Highs in the 30's with strong winds on the mountain tops.  The snow tapers off Thursday morning.  An additional 10-20 inches at the base possible, and 17-34 inches on the mountain by Thursday morning.

Cold Break

We will clear out Thursday into Friday with a break in the storms.  Colder air moves in with highs only in the 20's.  Winds will become strong again Friday ahead of the next storm.

Wet Storm

Saturday we initially start as all snow as a strong storm moves in.  Snow levels quickly rise to 7000 feet during the morning and then 8000 feet during the afternoon.  Heavy rain and snow continue through Monday.  Snow levels rise to 9000 feet Saturday night.  They may peak around 9500 feet Sunday morning.  Sunday night snow levels fall to 8000 feet, and then to lake level Monday morning.  

We will see accumulating snows to the base at the beginning and the end with rain in between up to the summit.  The window of rain shrinks the higher you go.  This makes snowfall forecasts tricky, but we could still see feet of snow on the mountain between what falls at the start and finish.  Maybe 1-3 inches at the base and 12-18 inches up top before the change.  Then 5-10 inches at the base and 10-35 inches on the mountain from bottom to top as snow levels fall Sunday night into Monday.  It all depends on the timing of the snow level rises and falls.

More Storms Next Week

Another storm could move in Tuesday - Wednesday next week, and then again Thursday - Friday.  These storms look colder than the weekend storm, but lots of time to look at them over the next week.


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