Rain & Snow continued to fall on the mountain Monday. Snow level sat around 7000 ft. most of the day before falling by evening. We saw an additional 12 inches up top and 2 inches at the base after a change back to snow. Storm totals of 11-15 up top and 2-4 inches at the base. Exactly what we were expecting from this storm.
Tuesday – Thursday:
A break in the action for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s on the mountain and near 40 at the base. Winds drop off in the morning and turning southerly. Wednesday we may start sunny with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs in the 30s again with ridgetop winds increasing from the south to 40+ mph during the afternoon.
The next (weak) system moves through quickly Wednesday evening. Snow levels starting above 8000 ft. & falling to 7000 ft. Based on the latest forecast model trends, we may just see a dusting at best with this system on the upper mountain, with a few rain showers possible at the base.
Another break in the action for Thursday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s on the mountain and 40s near the base. Lighter winds expected in the morning and east winds gusting to 30+ mph up top in the afternoon.
Thursday Night – Friday System:
The active pattern this week continues with another system moving through northern CA Thursday night into Friday. This is another weak system but it may dig far enough south to bring light snow to the mountain. Ridgetop winds could increase to 60+ mph. Snow levels could start above 7k Thursday night and falling to the base by Friday afternoon.
Based on the latest trends, we could see 0-1 inches of new snow at the base & lower mountain, and 1-4 inches on the upper mountain Friday.
A drier pattern begins to build in starting this weekend and could last for a week or more. Expecting mostly sunny skies for the weekend with highs in the 30s & 40s. That weather could continue through the week of the 11th with temperatures becoming warmer.
We will continue to watch the trends in the pattern beyond mid-month to see if/when we could transition back into a more active storm pattern again.