The snow levels rose on Saturday as expected. The heaviest precipitation stayed on the south side of the lake during the day. The lack of steadier precip allowed the snow levels to rise to the freezing level around 8,000 feet for a time Saturday with some drizzle on the mountain. Then some steadier snow moved back in early this morning along with some colder air pushing snow levels back down close to the base.
The upper mountain picked up an additional 7 inches of snow from what fell Saturday morning before the break Saturday afternoon, and a few inches from this morning as the snow moved back in. That brings the 2-day storm total on the upper mountain to 8 inches so far.
The snow continues for Sunday with snow level hovering around 6,500 feet near to just above the base. We could see an additional 3-8 inches of wet snow on the mountain today above 6,500 feet. Ridgetop winds are lighter, gusting to around 40-50 mph.
Then tonight the snow showers become more scattered and colder air moves in dropping snow levels well below the base with drier snow falling. We could see a final inch or two overnight before the storm clears out.
Nice Weather Monday:
We will see a break on Monday with some sun, light winds, and highs in the 30's on the mountain to 40 at the base.
The next storm pushes in by later Tuesday and could last into Thursday night. Snow levels could hover just above the base around 6,500' through Wednesday before falling behind a cold front Wednesday night into Thursday. Expecting heavy wet snow through Wednesday with some drier snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday night.
This storm has the potential to drop 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain by Friday morning, and several inches at the base once the rain changes to snow by Wednesday night.
Scattered snow showers possible into Friday. Colder temperatures expected Thursday-Friday, with highs in the 20's on the mountain and 30's at the base.
We may see a break in the storms next weekend. Then we could see some colder storms push into Northern CA the week of the 11th.
We may see a drier pattern the 3rd week of March.