An additional 2 inches of snow fell at the base and 5 inches up top Wednesday with the snow showers behind the cold front. That brought the storm total to 8 inches at the base and 13 inches up top. The season total so far is 14 inches, with more on the way!
Thursday – Friday:
Thursday is still cold with highs in the 30s at the base and breezy northeast winds. But the sun should return through Friday. Friday the winds begin to turn back to the southwest and highs warm into the 40s.
The Next Storm:
Saturday we could see increasing winds and clouds by afternoon ahead of the next storm. The ridgetop winds could once again be gusting up to 60+ mph from the southwest by later in the day.
Rain could move in by late afternoon/evening from the next system with snow levels possibly staying above 8000 ft. into Sunday morning. We could see rain showers Sunday but we could also have a bit of a break. 1-3″ of wet snow is possible above 8000 ft. based on the latest model runs. Ridgetop winds increasing to 80+ mph. Highs in the 30s on the mountain
The Storm Gets Colder:
Sunday night into Monday we could see a colder low move down the West Coast bringing in more moisture and colder air with falling snow levels below the base. We could see heavier snow through Monday with snow showers into Tuesday. Some forecast models suggest snow showers could linger into Wednesday.
The latest model runs are at odds with the intensity of the snowfall Tuesday and if snow showers linger into Wednesday. The range for the mountain for total snowfall is 2 feet on the low end and 5 feet on the high side. Until we fine-tune the forecast as we get closer, we’ll take the average of 2-3 feet of snow possible to the base, and 3-4 feet on the upper mountain by Wednesday night.
The winds should relax some Monday through Wednesday but are still breezy. Highs in the low 30s at the base and on the mountain. We’ll continue to update the details for this storm as we get closer.
The forecast models diverge by next Friday. Some show another storm possible Friday the 11th after a break on Thursday, while others nudge the storm track to our north. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the long-range forecast trends.