Tuesday – Sunday:
A cold front moving through Tuesday will cool us back into the 30s for highs on the mountain. Gusty northeast winds up top gusting up to 50+ mph making it feel even colder. Marginal speeds that could or could not affect lifts up top.
Wednesday through Sunday we should see mostly sunny skies and highs warming back into the 40s on the mountain. We could start to see breezy winds again Thursday but lighter winds are expected Wednesday and again into the weekend.
Monday – Tuesday System:
We have been tracking a weak system for Monday into next Tuesday. It’s still a bit far out to look at specific details. The pattern shifts Monday into a colder pattern that opens the door to the Monday – Tuesday system.
The trend this morning is even weaker with the system. We are hoping it holds together enough to bring us a few inches of fresh snow, but it could trend drier as we get closer. We’ll continue to keep an eye on it.
The trough that shifts the pattern starting Monday is forecast to stay over the West through next Thursday. But the latest forecast model runs are trying to shift it a bit east of the region.
If the trough stays far enough west we could see another weak system next Wednesday – Thursday. If it shifts east a bit then we could stay in a drier pattern. We’ll continue to watch the trends on this as well.
Hopefully, we will see some stronger storms later in February. Right now only weak systems look possible through the 2nd week of the month. We’ll keep you posted!