Another 2-3+ feet of snowfall in the 24 hours as of 5 AM Wednesday, doubling the amounts from the previous 24 hours for a 2-day total of 76 inches on the upper mountain! That brings the 8-day storm total to an incredible 146 inches or 12+ feet, and the season total to 539 inches so far!
It’s a cold day again on Wednesday as we start to clear out after the high 8-day storm cycle. Highs only in the 20s. We’ll have some sun and clouds along with some scattered snow showers. Ridgetop winds from the northeast gusting up to 40-50+ mph making it feel even colder.
Thursday – Friday:
We will see a break in the active pattern from Thursday into Friday, with mostly sunny skies and highs into the 30s along with lighter winds. We maybe hit 40 degrees in the village Thursday. It should be beautiful!
Another cold trough digs into the West Coast Saturday into next week. That will reopen the door to more cold storms Saturday into early next week.
We may see light snow showers move in by early Saturday morning with heavier snow possible by afternoon and into Sunday. We also expect ridgetop winds to increase to 80-90+ mph Saturday which will likely close some lifts. Winds could be strong Sunday morning and come down through the afternoon. Highs drop back down into the 20s for the weekend.
Here is the updated snowfall forecast for the weekend, with the expected snowfall totals by early Monday morning.
- 22-30 inches at the base.
- 28-35 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 32-40 inches up top.
Monday – Tuesday:
Additional weaker waves could continue the snow showers Monday and Tuesday with temperatures remaining in the 20s for highs. We could see several more inches of snow on both days.
We could see a brief break between storms next Wednesday the 8th into Thursday the 9th. We’ll watch the trends.
Then we could transition from a cold/wet pattern to a not-as-cold wet pattern starting around the 10th and continuing through mid-March. We’re watching for the possibility of a strengthening Pacific jet stream streaming across the Pacific into CA during this period, sending storms into CA with fluctuating snow levels.
We’ll continue to watch the trends with more details as we get closer.