The storm slowed overnight with the heaviest precipitation and colder air not moving in until around 4-5 AM. That is why as of the 5 AM report this morning there was only an inch so far on the mountain, but it continues to snow steadily since this morning. Snow levels dropped to the near the base around 6 AM.
The slower arrival means the snow will last a little longer today, maybe into early afternoon before tapering off. No change to the forecast with 1-3 inches still expected at the base, 3-7 inches of snow at mid-mountain, and 5-9 inches on the upper mountain by Sunday afternoon. Ridgetop winds gusting to 50+ mph early and falling off through the day. Highs in the 30s.
The Week Ahead:
Monday looks to be mostly sunny and slightly cooler with highs in the 30s up top and 40s at the base. A weak storm moving through to the north on Tuesday could bring mostly cloudy skies and the chance of a flake or two.
Wednesday through the end of the week high pressure builds in over CA. That brings us a drier and milder pattern. We should see mostly sunny skies with highs into the 40s Wednesday, and warming into the 50s at the base by the end of the week.
The long-range models suggest we could transition back to a cooler pattern starting Sunday into the week of the 3rd, and possibly a more active pattern the week of the 10th.