Windy Saturday, Snowy Sunday

Category: Weather

Saturday we have another dry day with winds continuing to increase to 75+ mph on the mountain tops and to 40+ mph down to the base. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30's on the upper mountain.

Several upper mountain lifts are on wind hold this morning, and that will likely continue into Sunday.

Sunday Storm:

The latest forecast model runs show precipitation moving into the Sierra Sunday morning around 7-10 a.m. Light-moderate snow is expected Sunday into Sunday evening before tapering off. Snow levels drop below the base Sunday morning. Winds Sunday could continue to gust to 70+ mph up top.

The latest forecast model runs are slightly wetter through Sunday evening, but not much. We could see 2-4 inches at the base, and 4-8 inches on the mountain by Monday morning.

Christmas Week:

Monday through Thursday could be cold and snow showery as weak splitting systems move through CA. Expecting partly cloudy skies with a chance for snow showers each day. The best chance looks to be Christmas Day. Highs in the 30s at the base and 20s on the mountain. Only expecting a dusting to an inch of snow at best each day right now.

High pressure may build in by Friday bumping the storm track to the north for next weekend. We may also warm into the 30s for highs on the mountain.


Going into the end of the month and the first week of January, we may see a cold-ish and drier pattern with only a chance for very weak systems if any.

We will be watching for any pattern changes that could bring bigger storms as we go into January.