The Storms Continue

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

We picked up an additional 6 inches at the base of Squaw and 8 inches on the upper mountain in the past 24 hours. That brings the 2-day storm total to 14 inches! At Alpine, we picked up 12 more inches in the past 24 hours bringing the 2-day storm total to 18 inches!

New snow at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
The new snow made it possible for Mountain Ops crews to prepare Gold Coast, which will open tomorrow (Saturday)!
Final Wave:

Friday the brunt of the 2nd storm moves in with rain and snow becoming heavier again. There is warmer air with this storm, so snow levels will rise through the day on Friday and could peak out as high as 8,500 feet by Friday evening. We could see an additional 2-4 inches of snowfall above 8k on Friday, which is from the top of the Funitel and up.

Friday night snow levels look to remain around 8,000+ feet. Above the snow line (above High Camp), we could see a final 2-4 inches of snowfall above the snow line. Below 8,000 feet down to the base, we are expecting mostly rain.

The Weekend:

High pressure is expected to start building back in for the weekend with the sun returning. It should be cold though with highs in the 40's. Colder air at night should allow for snowmaking to resume to continue expanding terrain.

Long-Range:

The next storm may move in as early as Tuesday. This storm looks like it starts warm and could weaken as it moves in through Tuesday night. Right now it looks like only a few inches of snow possible on the upper mountain.

A colder and wetter storm looks like it could move in Wednesday night into Thursday. This storm we will keep a close eye on as it gets closer. It has the potential to bring a decent snowfall to the entire mountain.

The forecast models are split on whether or not storms continue into the weekend of the 1st.

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