Weekend Storm Could Bring 1-3 Feet

Category: Weather

The weather is beautiful today with some sun and highs reaching the 50's at the base.

Winds are only gusting around 20-25 mph early this morning up top.  They should pick up today with gusts to 50 mph this afternoon.  That will continue into Saturday with gusts to 60 mph.  We will have increasing clouds for Saturday and cooler temperatures in the 30's on the mountain and 40's at the base.

The cold front approaches by afternoon Saturday.  We may see light snow showers push in later in the afternoon.  Then the heavy snow arrives with the cold front overnight Saturday night.  We could see 10-20 inches on the mountain by Sunday morning.  

It still looks like decent snow showers will continue Sunday. We could see an additional 6-10 inches on the mountain, with highs only in the 20's.  Wind gusts Saturday night reach 100 mph on the mountain tops and start to fall off for Sunday, but still expecting strong gusts to 50+ mph.

Sunday night light snow showers could linger with lows in the teens so any snowfall will be very high ratio fluffy snow.  We could see 3-6 more inches on the mountain.  Then a weak disturbance moves through at the end Monday and could keep snow showers around with a couple more inches possible on the mountain.

So cloudy, windy, cool for Saturday and Cold and snowy Sunday into Monday.  Total snowfall by Monday afternoon could be 18-24 inches at the base, and 2-3 feet on the mountain.

A weak ridge of high pressure builds in next Tuesday through the end of next week with warming temperatures, and a storm track just to our North.  The forecast models are showing a weakening system possibly reaching us with light precip next Friday.  But overall it looks like we are heading into drier pattern next week for the World Cup.

Still watching for a pattern change around mid-month that could bring colder air and a better pattern for storms.

BA