The snow showers Saturday dropped an additional 4-5 inches on the mountain. That brings the 2-day storm total to 10 inches on the upper mountain and the 3-day total to 24-26 inches! The season total is now at 221-223 inches.
Sunday – Monday Storm:
Clouds & sun Sunday morning with increasing clouds into the afternoon. Highs in the 30s on the mountain. Winds could pick up some in the afternoon with ridgetop gusts up to 40+ mph by the end of the day. Light snow showers could move in Sunday afternoon.
We start as snow at the base Sunday night but then turning to rain after midnight as steadier precipitation and warmer air pushes in. Snow levels rising to around 6500-7000 ft. by Monday morning 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 70-80+ mph from the southwest, likely affecting some of the upper mountain lift operations Monday. Highs in the 30s. We could see an additional 0-2 inches of snow at the base with some of that coming before a change to rain Sunday night and maybe a coating at the end Monday afternoon/evening. 3-7 inches of new snow is possible on the mountain by Monday evening.
Tuesday – Wednesday:
Expecting 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. Highs in the 30s both days.
Thursday – Friday System:
We may see increasing clouds Thursday ahead of another storm that is expected to move in by later Thursday into Friday. We could see snow Thursday night into Friday morning, with showers possibly lingering into Friday afternoon before clearing out Friday night.
Initial snowfall estimates are for 1-3 inches at the base and 3-6 inches on the mountain through Friday afternoon.
High-pressure building in near the CA coast next weekend may bump the storm track to our north. We may see drier weather with highs in the 30s & 40s.
That drier pattern may continue into the week of the 22nd with highs warming into the 50s. But then the pattern may shift the last few days of the month with an active storm track returning.