The mountain received 7 inches at the base and 16 inches up top overnight Tuesday night. A nice thick base building snow to add to the early season base!
Heavy precipitation is expected Wednesday morning before become more showery Wednesday afternoon/evening. Then ending Wednesday night. Snow levels continuing to hover around 6500-7000 ft. That is just above the base of the mountain. Ridgetop winds gusting to 60+ mph through the day.
We may just see rain near the base Wednesday. We will have to see if the heavy precip can drag snow levels to the base long enough for a few additional inches of slushy accumulations. Just above the base, we could see 1-7 inches of snow as you head up towards mid-mtn. At mid-mtn, we could see 7-12 inches of additional snowfall and 9-13 inches on for the upper mountain.
Thursday – Sunday:
It looks like we will see drier weather Thursday through the weekend, with highs in the 30s behind the midweek system. Warming into the 40s at the base Sat-Sun. Winds should be lighter as well by Thursday afternoon through the weekend. Overnight lows will be cold enough for continued snowmaking.
The latest long-range model runs are showing drier weather remaining in place through at least Tuesday. Highs remaining in the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at the base.
The long-range models are showing more troughs digging into the West Coast later next week through the end of November. That could bring the chance for additional systems to dig into CA. The question will be, can they dig far enough south to bring light snow to Squaw Valley Thanksgiving week? The best chance looks to be the weekend of the 28th.
We will keep an eye on that and fine-tune the details of any potential storms as they get closer.