Snowy Christmas Eve Brings Christmas Morning Powder!

Category: Weather
Sunday Storm Report:

Snow showers moving through on Sunday brought 1-3 inches of snow to the mountain from bottom to top above 6500 feet, with some light rain in the village.

Christmas Eve Storm:

A colder and stronger storm is moving in Monday morning and will last through Monday night.  Then clearing out on Christmas Day.  This is a cold storm expected to bring a fresh blanket of fluffy snow to the mountain for Christmas morning. 

Snow levels start around 7,000 feet on Monday so we could start as rain at the base before snow levels fall during the evening.  Upper mountain wind gusts by Monday afternoon could be 50-60 mph up top causing some lift issues, but lighter winds for Tuesday with clearing skies.

The latest forecast model runs suggest that we could see 5-10 inches at the base, and 10-15 inches on the mountain by Christmas morning!

Behind the Storm:

Behind the storm, cold air settles in with highs in the 20's on the mountain Tuesday with some sun.  Then sun and 30's for Wednesday.

Thursday we could see a few light snow showers moves through from a weak system that brings more cold air.  Highs only in the 20's on the mountain Thursday through Saturday with the sun returning.

Another weak system could bring light snow showers Sunday night and more cold air through New Year's Day.

Long-Range:

High pressure may build in over the West Coast with milder temperatures and a dry pattern starting around the 3rd of January.  Long-range guidance suggests that storms could return sometime during the 2nd week of January.

BA