The snow showers that moved in overnight dropped 3 inches on the upper mountain and a coating to an inch at the base.
For Saturday snow showers continue through the day and ending by evening. We could see an additional 1-2 inches of snow on the mountain. Highs in the 30s at the base & 20s on the upper mountain. Strong gusty winds in the morning up top to 70+ mph dropping to 45+ mph late morning through the afternoon.
We may see a break during the day Sunday with some sun, cold temps, and winds gusting to 40+ mph up top. Increasing clouds in the afternoon with light snow showers pushing back in during the evening from the next system. Expecting light snow showers overnight Sunday night.
Monday - Tuesday Storms:
The snow showers could continue into Monday morning and then we may see a break in the afternoon. Expecting similar amounts of snow as the Saturday storm, with 2-4 inches of new snow possible on the mountain by Monday afternoon. It's cold still with highs in the 30s at the base and 20s on the upper mountain. Ridgetop winds may be gusting to 50+ mph possibly affecting some upper mountain lifts Monday.
A slightly wetter storm is expected for Monday night into Tuesday morning. It's another cold storm with powdery snow. The winds could be even stronger Tuesday gusting to 70+ mph up top, and likely affecting upper mountain lift operations. The latest model runs show an additional 6-10 inches of snow possible by Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday Night - Thursday Storm:
We may see a break Wednesday during the day but cold. The winds may drop to 30-40 mph up top Wednesday morning allowing for a window of good skiing. Then increasing clouds and winds for the afternoon ahead of the next storm.
A potentially stronger storm moves in Wednesday night into Thursday, with snow showers lingering into Thursday night. This is another cold storm that could bring significant snowfall. We will be tracking this storm all week. Based on the current track we could see 1-2 feet of snow, but we will continue to fine-tune the forecast.
We may start to clear out on Friday with a drier pattern for MLK weekend. High pressure may build in over CA with sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
The drier pattern may continue into the week of the 20th. We will continue to watch the long-range to see when we could flip back to a stormy pattern.