We were expecting a coating up to 2 inches of snow from the snow showers that moved through Monday night. We ended up picking up double that with 2 inches at the base and 4 inches of new snow up top!
Unfortunately, it will be hard to ski that 4″ up top as we have a strong northeast wind event Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies Tuesday and colder with gusty northeast winds. Highs in the 30s at the base and 20s up top. Northeast winds could gust up to 70+ mph up top through the day. That should put some upper mountain lifts on wind hold most of the day. That will also cause wind chills to make it feel even colder than the air temperatures.
High pressure builds in Wednesday. We should see mostly sunny skies and highs warming into the 40s on the mountain. The gusty east winds will drop off on Wednesday.
We will see another system move through from the north on Thursday. That will bring another shot of cooler air, breezy winds, some clouds, and maybe a snow shower or two. Highs dropping back into the 40s at the base and 30s on the upper mountain. Most of the moisture with this system is expected to stay to our east with a dusting of snow expected at best. Ridgetop winds from the southwest gusting 30-40+ mph up top.
Mostly sunny and milder starting Friday through the weekend. We will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming into the 40s Friday and 50s for the weekend. We could see northeast winds gusting 30-40+ mph Friday and then lighter winds expected for the weekend.
We should stay in a dry pattern through the end of the month and into the beginning of the 1st week of April. Some long-range models continue to suggest we possibly transition back to a slightly more active pattern later in the first week of April. We’ll continue to watch the trends on that.