The mountain received an additional 14 inches of snow in the past 24 hours bringing the 5-day total to 75 inches or over 6 feet!
Snow showers Thursday morning winding down during the afternoon. The winds drop off again with highs near freezing at the base and 20s on the mountain. We could see an additional 3-6 inches of snowon the mountain by Thursday afternoon.
High pressure builds in over CA Friday into Saturday with mostly sunny skies through Sunday. Highs into the 30s and near 40 degrees at the base. Lighter winds through Saturday, and then Sunday southwest winds increase with gusts up to 80+ mph up top, which could affect some upper mountain lifts.
Next week the forecast models are still struggling with the timing and details of the storms. But the good news is that the storm door is open as another deep trough digs down over the West Coast.
Low-pressure will be spinning off the coast directing a plume of moisture at northern CA Monday, but with the southerly flow and position of the trough, the precipitation looks to stay to our West through Monday. So we may just see a dry and windy day with some clouds. Southerly winds could gust up to 90+ mph, likely affecting upper mountain lifts.
By Tuesday into Wednesday, the storm should push into the Sierra with heavy precipitation and snow. We will be tracking this storm closely with better details on timing and the potential snowfall amounts as we get closer. It could drop a few more feet of snow by Wednesday.
The storm door looks to stay open, with another storm possible for next Thursday into Christmas Eve. More storms could continue to move into northern CA through the end of the month. Stay tuned for more details on each as they get closer!