Storms Return Thursday - Friday

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

We picked up another 6 inches of snow on the upper mountain over the past 24 hours as of Wednesday morning.  That brings the storm total to 9-12 inches on the upper mountains and a coating to 4 inches at the bases.

Quick Break Wednesday:

We have a break in the storms Wednesday with partly sunny skies and highs in the 40's.

Weak Thursday Storm:

A weak system moving through Thursday - Thursday night will bring light rain & snow showers.  Snow levels up around 7,000 feet, maybe lowering to 6,500 feet Thursday night.   We could see 1-3 inches on the mountain above 7,000 feet, with mainly rain expected at the base.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base.

Stronger & Fast Moving Storm Friday:

A stronger storm will push through quickly during the day on Friday.  Snow levels could start near the base but will rise to around 6,500 feet during the day.  Above 7,000 feet we could see 3-6 inches of snow by Friday night, and maybe a wet inch or two below that.  Ridgetop winds gusting to 85+ mph will likely close upper mountain lifts.

A final wave moving through Saturday afternoon/evening could bring a final round of showers, with up to an inch of snow possible on the upper mountain.  Snow levels up around 7,500 feet.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain and 40's at the base.

Long-Range:

We may see another break in the storms Sunday into next Monday as high pressure builds in.  We should see some sun and milder temperatures.

The storm track may be just to our north next week.  We could get brushed by a system Tuesday.  

We could see a cold trough could drop down the West Coast starting next Thursday through the weekend of the 13th, with some snow and colder air.  We will keep an eye on that.  The cold trough could hang around into the week of the 15th with additional storms possible.

BA