4 inches of snow fell Friday night on the mountain and an inch at the base. The snow continues to fall Saturday morning. The winds are light. That should mean a fun day on the mountain.
Expecting light snow this morning to become scattered showers during the afternoon before we clear out Saturday night. Highs in the 30's with lighter winds. We could see a final 1-3 inches from this system.
We will see a break in the storms Sunday with sunny skies and highs in the 40's. Ridgetop winds could start to pick up later in the day ahead of the next storm.
A slow-moving system approaches the coast by Monday and it could take until Thursday night to completely move through. Several waves could bring continuous snowfall to the mountain through Monday-Thursday.
The first wave Monday-Monday night could drop 8-12 inches of snow on the mountain and 4-8 inches near the base. The snow levels may hover right near the base at 6,000-6,500 feet through Monday night.
More moisture could be drawn in for Tuesday with snow continuing into Tuesday night. Snow levels may continue to hover near the baes before falling later Tuesday night. We could see an additional 7-11 inches of snow on the mountain by Wednesday morning, and 4-7 inches at the base.
The heaviest snow could push in Wednesday into Wednesday evening, with the snow on the mountain becoming drier and more powdery. We could see an additional 15-20 inches of snow on the mountain by Thursday morning, and 10-15 inches at the base.
A final 1-3 inches of snow is possible Thursday from a final wave before the storm clears out Thursday night. In total, we could see 1-2 feet at the base and 2-3+ feet on the upper mountain by Friday morning.
We will be watching this system closely as we get closer and will continue to fine-tune the snowfall amounts. Winds could be strong at times from this storm, likely affecting upper mountain lift operations Monday-Wednesday, before dropping off on Thursday. Highs in the 30's through the storm.
It looks like we will see a break in the storms Friday through the weekend of the 30th, just in time for Winter Wondergrass. The next storm could arrive by Sunday night so we will watch that.
The active pattern could return with storms possible through the first week of April.