The storm that moved through Friday night hit a bit farther south than expected. We picked up 3 inches of new snow on the upper mountain and 1 inch at the base. The final forecast was for 2-5 inches at the base and 4-7 inches up top. So we came in 1 inch under, but we will take all the fresh snow we can get!
Ridgetop winds have dropped off this morning. Gusts should only be 30-40 mph through most of the day. Partly cloudy skies with clearing and sun by late morning/afternoon. Highs in the 30s.
A cold front will move through Sunday bringing more snow and gusty winds. This storm is stronger than the Friday night storm. The heaviest precipitation may fall Sunday afternoon/evening with the passage of the cold front. Snow levels may start around 7000 ft. Sunday morning before falling through the day down to the base by afternoon. Snow showers behind the front Sunday night with powdery snow that ends by early Monday morning.
The latest model runs continue to trend a little wetter. We could see 3-6 inches at the base after rain changes to snow, 8-12 inches at mid-mountain, and 10-14 inches up top by Monday morning. Ridgetop winds increasing to 70+ mph Sunday, likely closing upper mountain lifts.
Monday – Wednesday:
Expecting clear skies Monday and partly cloudy for Tuesday and Wednesday as a system moves through well to the north. Lighter winds expected with ridgetop gusts around 30 mph. Highs in the 30s on the mountain to near 40 degrees at the base.
Another storm moves in Thursday. The latest model runs suggest this system could be similar to the Sunday storm if it tracks far enough south. We will be tracking that all week. A 3rd system may bring more snow next weekend.
We may go into a drier pattern around the 23rd into Christmas week.