We have partly sunny skies Tuesday with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs only in the 20’s. Ridgetop winds gusting to 80+ mph.
Wet & Windy Storm:
Tuesday night through Thursday night a warm storm moves in. Snow levels starting as low as 5,000 feet Tuesday night but then rising as high as 8,500 feet by Wednesday night. Then falling below the base Thursday afternoon.
We could see 3-4+ feet of snow on the mountain above 8,000 feet by Friday morning, but a thicker snow quality.
At 7,000 feet we could see 13-17 inches of snow before a change to rain by Wednesday afternoon. Then we could see 12-18 inches of snow when the rain changes back to snow Thursday afternoon and night.
At the base, we could see a few inches Tuesday night before a change to rain by Wednesday morning. Then we could see 9-14 inches when the rain changes back to snow Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.
High winds with ridgetop gust well in excess of 100 mph likely closing upper mountain lifts Wednesday and Thursday.
Two cold systems working down the coast Friday and Sunday will bring a few days of cold and powdery snow. Highs drop back into the 20's. We could see 2-3 feet of additional snowfall Fri-Sun.
The week of the 18th we may transition into a cold and drier pattern, with inside slider type systems brushing us with light snow.
The week of the 25th we could transition into a completely dry and milder pattern.