We picked up 5-9 inches of fresh snow from the storm over the weekend. That storm also brought in plenty of cold air for snowmaking to add to the natural snow.
We have mostly sunny skies through Wednesday with highs in the 30s on the mountain. Overnight lows in the teens & 20s will be cold enough for snowmaking to continue at night.
Thursday Night – Friday Storm:
A weak system will move through Thursday night into Friday night. Right now the precipitation amounts look pretty meager. Snow levels will be below the base Thursday night and then rising just above the base Friday.
We could see a dusting to an inch of snow at the base, and 1-2 inches of new snow on the mountain through Friday morning. Highs remaining in the 30s. Ridgetop winds increasing with gusts to 80+ mph by Friday evening.
Friday Night – Saturday Storm:
Friday night into Saturday a stronger storm is possible. This system could bring moderal to heavy rain/snow. Snow levels may rise to around 7000 ft. Friday night into Saturday. Ridgetop winds gusting to 80+ mph Saturday morning and then lower later in the day.
We could see just rain at the base with this storm. from mid-mountain to the top we could see 6-12 inches of new snow by Saturday afternoon. A nice thick base-building snow. We should begin to clear out Saturday afternoon.
We may see a break in the storms Sunday through next Tuesday. The long-range forecast models show another storm possibly moving into northern CA as early as later Tuesday into next Wednesday.
They also show another storm by the end of next week. The pattern we are in for the next 2 weeks should keep an active pattern going for northern CA with no long stretches of dry weather expected. More details as we get close to each storm.