White Christmas

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

The cold front moving through Thursday night brought a little more snow expected.  We were expecting 1-2 inches with an outside change of up to 3.  The storm dropped 3-4 inches on the upper mountain as of this morning!  Snow levels were just above the base so no accumulation at the bottom.

The Weekend:

Friday will be colder with highs in the 30's on the mountain.  We will have clouds with a chance for scattered snow showers.  Snow levels around 7,000 feet.  Upper mountain wind gusts are expected to be up to 50+ mph so there could be some lift issues up top.

A break in the storms on Saturday with some sun and highs in the 30's on the mountain to around 40 at the base.  Expecting much lighter winds. 

Sunday the next storm moves through to our north.  Right now it looks like this storm should stay far enough north to mainly bring clouds and gusty winds for Sunday into Sunday night.  We could get brushed with some light snow showers with snow levels around 6,500 feet.  Highs remain in the 30's with winds picking up again on Sunday with gusts to 50+ mph up top.

Christmas Eve Storm:

A colder and stronger storm moves in by Monday afternoon into Monday night.  Then clearing out on Christmas Day.  This is a cold storm expected to bring a fresh blanket of fluffy snow to the mountain for Christmas morning.  The latest forecast model runs suggest that we could see 4-8 inches at the base, and 6-12 inches on the mountain.

Behind the Storm:

Behind the storm, cold air settles in with highs in the 30's on the mountain through the end of next week.  We should see the sun return by Wednesday and last through the end of the week.

Long-Range:

High pressure may build in over the West Coast with milder temperatures and a dry pattern through the first week of January.  If that changes I'll let you know right away!

BA