Snowy Period Starting Wednesday

Category: Weather
Last Day of Quiet Weather

Today is the last day of some sun and mild temperatures in the 40's.  

The First Storm Arrives

Wednesday the first in a series of storms moves in. Snow levels start just above 7000 feet and fall below the base by evening. Only expecting light snowfall during the afternoon with a coating to an inch possible on the mountain. Strong ridge top winds should close down upper lifts. Then heavy snow Wednesday night, tapering off Thursday morning. We could see 7-11 inches at the base, and 8-16 inches on the mountain.

The 2nd Storm Moves In

Thursday night the next storm begins to move in with light snow. Then heavy snow Friday into Friday night before tapering off by Saturday morning. High winds again with this event. Additional snowfall accumulations of 8-12 inches at the base, and 10-16 on the mountain possible. We should see a break Saturday afternoon and evening.

The 3rd and Biggest Storm

Then the the coldest and wettest storm of the weekend should move in late Saturday night. Expecting heavy snow Sunday into Monday before tapering off Monday night. Additional snowfall of 33-42 inches at the base, and 37-54 inches on the mountain possible.

A Prolonged Break

Then high pressure builds in over the West starting next Tuesday. We may have a break in the storms for at least a week into February.