Snow Shower Today, Nice Weekend Ahead, Stormy Next Week

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We picked up another inch yesterday on the upper mountain above 8,000 feet. That brings the storm total to 4 inches so far on the upper mountain with mainly rain below 8k so far.  

Today's Forecast

Cloudy today with a chance for lingering snow showers, and maybe a final coating to an inch of additional snow on the mountain. Snow levels this morning have dipped below 7000 feet.

Temperatures in the 30's on the mountains and 40's at the base. Mountain top wind gusts to 40+ mph so watch the lift operations.

Weekend Forecast

Thursday we start to clear out and warm up with temperatures in the 40's.  Wind gusts continue to 40+ mph up top.  

For MLK weekend high pressure continues to build in.  We will see sunny skies and high temperatures into the 40's on the upper mountain, and 50's down at the base. 

Wind gusts to 40+ mph may continue on Friday on the mountain top, but should start to relax over the weekend.

Wetter Pattern

Next week we begin a pattern change towards wetter and eventually cold weather. 

We could see the first storm move in as early as Monday night. The forecast models don't agree on how much precipitation makes it into the area with this storm into Tuesday. We could just see light high elevation snow, or possibly some heavier snow with lowering snow levels.

The next stronger storm may move in next Thursday into Friday. It may start wet with high snow levels and then colder air may work in as the jet stream sags South down the coast. 

Colder Pattern?

That may be the start of a colder pattern with storms continuing that lasts through the week of the 22nd.

-BA

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