The snow that moved in overnight brought a fresh 4-5 inches to the upper mountain and 2-3 inches to the base.
We saw winds gusting to over 100 mph this morning up top. The strong winds continue this morning gusting to 80+ mph and putting several lifts on wind hold. The winds could continue to gust to 70+ mph through the afternoon.
Scattered snow showers continue throughout the day. We could see a final 1-2 inches of snow on the mountain. It stays cold with highs in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
We should see a break Tuesday night through Wednesday most of Wednesday night. The winds may drop to 30-40 mph up top Wednesday morning. Then increasing winds through the day up to 60+ mph by afternoon, possibly affecting some lift operations. Partly sunny skies with cold temperatures continuing. Highs in the 30s but the winds make it feel colder.
Thursday - Thursday Night Storm:
A stronger storm moves in early Thursday morning, with snow showers lingering into early Friday morning before clearing out. This is another cold storm that could bring 12-18 inches to the base, and 18-24 inches of powdery snow to the mountain by Friday morning.
The strong winds could continue through the day on Thursday gusting to 70+ mph up top early, possibly affecting some upper mountain lift operations. Then dropping through the day to 55+ by afternoon. Highs continue to be in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base.
Friday Into the Holiday Weekend:
We should clear out on Friday with sun and cold temperatures. The winds die off making for a beautiful day for skiing the fresh snow. Highs in the 30s.
A drier pattern for MLK weekend. High pressure may build in over CA with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Highs into the 30s on the mountain and 40s at the base. There is the chance for a weak system Saturday night that could bring a few snow showers, but not expecting any accumulations.
The drier pattern may continue through the week of the 20th, but some storms may try to push into CA and weaken as they do. It looks like the best chance for a weak storm to push into Northern CA could be next Wednesday.
We will continue to watch the long-range to see when we could flip back to a stormy pattern.