Windy with Snow Showers Saturday, Stronger Storms Possible Next Week

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

The weak system that moved through Thursday morning dropped around an inch at the base and 2-3 inches on the upper mountain. That brings the 3-day total to 5 inches.

Friday:

A break Friday with sun and slightly warmer temps. Highs in the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at the base. Winds are lighter in the morning but could increase up top later in the afternoon ahead of the next system.

The Weekend:

For the weekend, we could see another weak system bring snow showers through the day on Saturday before ending by evening. Snowfall amounts look light again with this system, maybe 1-3 inches of new snow. Highs in the 30s at the base & 20s on the upper mountain. We could see gusty winds on Saturday gusting to 70+ mph up top in the morning and 50+ mph in the afternoon. That could bring some wind holds in the morning.

We may see a break during the day Sunday with some sun, cold temps, and winds gusting to 40+ mph up top. Increasing clouds in the afternoon with light snow showers pushing back in later in the evening from the next system.

Monday - Tuesday Storms:

Another weak system moves through Sunday night into Monday. This system looks weak like the Saturday system. We may only see 1-3 inches of snow on the mountain. It's cold still with highs in the 30s at the base and 20s on the upper mountain. Ridgetop winds may be gusting to 50+ mph possibly affecting some upper mountain lifts Monday.

A stronger storm could move in Monday night and through the day on Tuesday. It's another cold storm with powdery snow. The winds could be even stronger Tuesday gusting to 60+ mph up top, and likely affecting some lift operations. This storm has been trending wetter. The latest model runs show an additional 6-12 inches possible by the time the storm winds down Tuesday evening.

Long-Range:

We may see a break Wednesday. Then potentially a stronger storm next Thursday - Friday that could bring significant snowfall. We will be tracking that all week.

A drier pattern may setup for MLK weekend and through the week of the 20th.

BA