The snow started falling early Monday morning right after the early morning measurements are taken. Around 2-3″ of new snow did fall Monday morning right after the reports of 0″ were posted.
Monday- Tuesday Night Snow:
It’s a colder day Monday with highs in the 30s at the base and 20s on the upper mountain. The winds are lighter in the morning but increase from the west with gusts up to 50+ mph up top by later in the afternoon. We could see clouds and some breaks of sun with scattered snow showers around.
The next cold system drops down through the Sierra bringing an increase in snow showers Monday evening with 4-8″ of new snow possible by Tuesday morning. Then scattered snow showers are possible through Tuesday night with another 2-4″ possible. It will get quite cold with highs only in the 20s at the base and teens up top Tuesday. The winds should drop down again as well.
Wednesday – Sunday:
High pressure builds back in with a drier pattern again Wednesday through Sunday. It starts out cold with highs in the 20s at the base and teens up top Wednesday. Then 30s at the base and 20s up top Thu – Fri, and then 40s & 30s for the weekend. We should see mostly sunny skies each day.
The latest trends on the forecast models is for the active storm track in the Pacific NW the last 2 days of the month into the first 2 days of March to stay to our north.
The pattern could shifts starting around the 3rd of March, possibly allowing a slightly more active pattern to return to northern CA. We’ll continue to watch the trends as we get closer.