The upper mountain picked up 13 inches of snow and 10 inches at the base. We did see a little rain mix in at the base Sunday and back to snow in the afternoon. This was a nice base building snow on the lower mountain. The season total is now 56-59 inches.
Monday – Wednesday:
Clearing skies Monday with lighter winds. Highs in the 20s on the mountain and 30s at the base. Mostly sunny Tuesday and increasing clouds Wednesday as the next storm approaches. Highs in the 30s on the mountain and low 40s at the base.
Wednesday Night – Thursday Storm:
The next storm moves in Wednesday evening with heavy snow with the cold front, and then snow showers lingering into Thursday before clearing later in the day. Snow levels may start out above the base around 7000 ft. Wednesday evening, but fall below the base overnight with all snow into Thursday.
The latest model runs suggest this system could be similar to the Sunday storm with snowfall amounts. The updated forecast is for 3-7 inches at the base and 8-15 inches on the mountain. We will continue to fine-tune the forecast over the next two days.
We should see mostly sunny skies Friday through Sunday. Maybe a few clouds from storms passing to our north. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s on the mountain.
The next chance for a storm is next Tuesday the 22nd. That system may split apart before reaching the Sierra. We will keep an eye on that over the next week.
We may go into a drier pattern starting around the 23rd through Christmas week. Then possibly transitioning back into an unsettled pattern for the last few days of the month.