Another 13 inches fell on the mountain in the past 24 hours, and 6 inches at the base. That brings the 3-day storm total to 55 inches so far, and the final total for February to a record-breaking 313 inches! The season total is now at 570 inches on the upper mountain, and 360 inches at the base!
The winds continue to gust hard on the upper mountain today as the storm continues. Winds this morning are still gusting up to 80 mph up top closing upper mountain lifts. We are expecting the strong winds to continue through the day with gusts to 60+ mph.
Expecting scattered snow showers to continue through the day and then tapering off Thursday night. We could see a final 3-5 inches of snow on the mountain by Friday morning. That would bring the storm total close to 5 feet on the upper mountain.
We should see a quick break on Friday, with some sun and temperatures into the 30's. We could still see some gusty winds with ridgetop gusts to 45+ mph.
Later Friday night we are expecting the next storm to move in. The heaviest snow is expected during the day on Saturday, with lighter snow showers Saturday night into Sunday before the storm clears out Sunday night. We could see 1-3 inches Friday night, 6-10 inches Saturday, 2-4 inches Saturday night, and 1-3 inches on Sunday. That would give us a storm total of 15-20 inches on the mountain by Sunday night.
Snow levels should be to the base through Saturday but may rise above the base to 6,500 feet Saturday night into Sunday with some rain mixing in at the base. We could 5-10 inches at the base before a change to rain. Winds don't look that strong with this storm with gusts to 30+ mph up top.
We could see another quick break Monday with some sun and highs in the 30's.
Then the next storm pushes in Tuesday and could last into next Thursday. This storm has the potential to drop another 2-3 feet on the mountain. We will fine tune the details as we get closer.
There could be another storm right behind that for the weekend of the 8th.
The active pattern could continue through the 2nd week of March.