Snow levels sat a little lower than expected. We saw back and forth rain/snow at the base with 5 inches of wet snow being reported this morning. The mountain picked up an additional 28 inches of snow in the past 24 hours bringing the 6-day storm total to 75 inches!
Storm Winds Down Monday:
The storm will be winding down Monday with diminishing precip and winds. Snow levels rise to around 8,000 feet by the time the showers end by this evening. We could see a final 3-6 inches of snow on the upper mountain, mainly this morning since the snowfall measurement. Highs in the 30s.
Tuesday - Thursday Drier Weather:
The low-pressure system off the coast, that was responsible for pointing the hose at us the last 2 days, will move inland over Southern CA Tue-Wed. The latest forecast model runs show the precipitation staying our south. We may just see a few clouds. But overall expecting drier weather with some sun through Thursday with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s.
Friday - Saturday Storm:
The next storm looks like it will move in by Friday afternoon. This storm looks colder with all snow for the mountain. The storm could last into Saturday evening before ending by Sunday morning. We should also see strong winds with this storm up top.
By Sunday morning we could see 1.5 - 2.5 feet of new snow on the mountain. We still have 4 days to fine-tune the forecast. By Sunday the mountain should be in great condition, especially for early December. I would expect a lot of terrain expansion this week.
The long-range models suggest a drier pattern starting the 8th. They differ on whether that lasts only a few days or longer. We will keep an eye on it.