Some Snow Tuesday, More Snow Thursday Night

Category: Weather
First Round

Breezy and cloudy this morning and then snow will arrive this afternoon. Snow levels should initially start near the base and then rise to 7000 ft. by dark. We could see an inch or two of snow this afternoon. Winds will gust to 40+ mph up top.

Tonight the snow levels rise to 9000 feet overnight. Snow changes to rain below 9000 feet, but we may see a few inches above 8000 feet before the change.

A Break

We should have a break Wednesday into Wednesday night but the winds continue to increase, gusting to 65+ mph up top, and over 75 mph by Thursday morning.

2nd Round

Thursday more precip moves in with snow levels still around 9000 feet.

Then Thursday night the heavies precip moves in as well as a cold front moving through. Snow levels will drop below the base overnight. Heavy snowfall is expected for all elevations. We could see 3-6 inches at the base, 6-12 inches at 7000 feet, and 1-2 feet on the upper half of the mountain by Friday morning.

Friday will be cold with highs only in the 20's and scattered snow showers. We could see another inch or two on Friday.

Extended Forecast

The rest of the weekend looks cold and sunny. Next week looks mainly dry with temperatures warming slightly. There may be some light snow with a cold front Wednesday night.


*As a reference the base elevation of Squaw is 6200', high camp is 8200', and the highest peak is 9050'.