5-6 inches of new snow fell on the upper mountain Friday night and 3-4 inches at the base. That brings the 2-day total to 20-21 inches on the upper mountain!
Snow showers continue Saturday morning with a final 1-3 inches of snow possible before the storm clears out by midday. Partly sunny skies for the afternoon with highs in the 30s. The ridgetop winds in the morning are gusting over 100 mph closing some upper mtn lifts. The winds will come down some through the day.
Expecting mostly sunny skies for most of the day on Sunday with lighter winds in the morning and highs in the 30s on the mountain. Winds could pick up some in the afternoon with ridgetop gusts to 40-50+ mph by the end of the day, as well as some increasing clouds as the next system approaches.
Sunday Night – Monday Storm:
Another storm will move in Sunday evening. This storm looks to be a little warmer. We could start as snow at the base Sunday night but then turning to rain at the base by Monday morning with snow levels rising to around 6500-7000 ft. and possibly sitting in that range through most of the day Monday and not falling until the system ends Monday evening.
This storm will also bring gusty winds for Monday with ridgetop gusts of 60-70+mph from the southwest, likely affecting some of the upper mountain lift operations Monday. Highs in the 30s. We could see an additional 0-1 inches at the base before a change to rain, and 3-7 inches of wet snow on the mountain by Monday evening.
The long-range models show mostly sunny skies for Tuesday – Wednesday, but the winds up top could still be gusting with northwest winds possibly gusting 40-50+ mph Tuesday and turning northeast for Wednesday gusting 50-60+ mph.
We could see increasing clouds by Thursday ahead of another storm that could move in by later Thursday into next Friday, with another storm possible for Saturday the 20th. We will be tracking those systems all week.