18 inches of new snow fell at the base from the storm on Thursday and 21 inches on the upper mountain!
Friday the sun comes out and the winds come down with gusts only up to 30+ mph up top during the afternoon. It’s cold with highs only in the 20s on the mountain to near 30 degrees at the base. It’s a beautiful day.
Saturday – Monday Storm:
The next storm is still on track to move during the day on Saturday and could last into Monday evening before ending completely. This storm will tap a decent amount of moisture off of the Pacific Ocean, but that will also draw in some warmer air Saturday into Saturday night with snow levels possibly above the base for a while.
Ridgetop winds will increase again on Saturday with gusts up to 60+ mph from the southwest up top. That could affect some upper mountain lift operations. Snow showers could move in between late morning and early afternoon with heavier snow possible later in the day into Saturday night. Snow levels may rise up to around 6500-7000 ft. through Saturday night with rain at the base and snow above 7000 ft.
Snow of varying intensity is possible for Sunday with snow levels falling back below the base during the day. Ridgetop winds gusting up to 70+ mph likely closing some upper mountain lifts. Highs in the 30s at the base and 20s up top. Lighter and more scattered snow showers could continue through Monday with the winds dropping off.
Rain changes to snow at the base Sunday and we could see 5-10 inches in total by Monday night. For the upper mountain above 7000 ft., we could see all snow with totals of 18-30 inches through Monday. Amounts increasing as you go up the mountain.
We should see quieter weather Tuesday through Thursday. The next storm could move into northern CA around Friday the 9th into Saturday the 10th. We’ll continue to watch the trends with this storm as we get closer.