Thanksgiving Holiday Storm Expectations

Category: Weather

We have two more days of dry weather before storms move in on Wednesday.  Monday and Tuesday expect clouds and sun with highs in the 50's.  

Wednesday:

The first storm moves in Wednesday.  We are expecting snow to begin on the mountain around midday and to continue through Wednesday night.  We may begin as rain at the base and then turn to snow Wednesday night.  By Thursday morning we could see 2-4 inches at the base and 4-10 inches on the mountain.

Thursday:

For Thanksgiving Day it will be cloudy and cold with the chance for snow showers.  We aren't expecting more than up to an inch of additional snowfall on the mountain from the scattered snow showers.  Later Thursday night the next storm may move in, so we could see an additional 1-2 inches on the mountain by Friday morning.

Friday:

Friday 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 8,000 feet.  Then Friday night the snow levels lower back down to 7,000 feet before the storm moves out by Saturday morning.

Expecting mostly rain at the base with this storm.  Above 7,000 feet we could see 4-7 inches of additional snowfall with some of that coming before a change to rain and some after a change back to snow.  Above 8,000 feet it should be all snow, with total additional snowfall of 6-10 inches possible by Saturday morning.

The Weekend:

High pressure is expected to start building back in for the weekend with a final storm staying to our North.  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:

It looks like we may have a dry start to the week of the 26th.  But a strong Pacific jet stream may push storms into CA again beginning around the 29th.

BA