Sunny & Cold Into Next Week

Category: Weather

The official report from 8k is 2 inches at 6 a.m.  It snowed for another hour and a half after the measurment.  It looks closer to 3 inches here at the base as of 8 a.m. so probably 3-4 inches on the mountain.

That is at the low end of the forecast as a solid heavy snow band never setup with the cold front and we only saw heavy snowfall very quickly at the end this morning.  Also the cold air was slower to move in lowering snow ratios a bit. 

But snow is snow and we will take it!

Short Term Forecast

We clear out by this afternoon but we still have strong wind gusts up top so pay attention to lift operations.  Highs only in the 20's today with wind chills making it feel even colder.

The cold air and highs in the 20's on the mountain will continue into Thursday.

The Weekend into Next Week

Sunny skies through the weekend and into early next week.  Highs warm Friday into next week into the upper 30's on the mountains to low 40's at the base.  Winds may continue to be breezy on the mountains.

We are watching a weak system for next Tuesday that could reinforce the cold air and bring some light snow.  Then back to sunny and dry conditions for the 2nd half of next week.

The last few days of the month and into January we are watching to see if a new pattern sets up that could bring more significant snowfall.  Nothing of confidence yet.

- BA

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