Snow Returns Thursday through Next Tuesday

Category: Weather
Mild Start

Sunny and mild today and tomorrow with highs in the 40's.  Clouds start to increase as well as winds Wednesday afternoon.  Ridge gusts reaching 50 mph.

The Next Storm Arrives

Wednesday night light snow moves in with snow levels below the base.  We could see an inch or two of snow.  Then Thursday through Thursday night snow levels rise to 7000 feet.  More light precip could  bring 4-7 inches to the mountain Thursday and 2-4 inches Thursday night above 7000 feet.  Winds should increase to over 80 mph up top  Wednesday night into Thursday with lift closures for Thursday.

Friday a cold front approaches with heavier snowfall snow levels look to hold around 7000 feet before falling to the base by evening.  We could see 6-12 inches on the mountain above 7000 feet.  Then Friday night snow showers for all elevations with 7-11 inches at the base, and 9-14 inches on the mountain.  Winds come down a bit Friday but still strong gusts and possible lift issues.

Snowy Weekend Possible

Over the weekend snow showers may continue.  We could see several more inches of snow pile up on the mountain over the weekend.  

More Storms Possible

Sunday night into Monday another storm may push in.  This storm could bring an additional 6-12 inches of snow with snow levesl staying near the base. 

A final weak system may push in Tuesday with a few more inches of snow.  

A Break Possible

By Wednesday the ridge should build over the area with dry conditions for the 2nd half of next week.  The weak ridge is still in place the weekend of the 11th, but some precip may be able to push in from stronger storms to our North. 

Long-Range

A trough in the Northeast Pacific may push closer to the West Coast by mid-month allowing some stronger storms to return beyond mid-month.