We picked up 3 inches at the base and 5 inches up top from the quick-moving system that moved through Thursday night. That was exactly the amount we were expecting. That brings the season total to 85 inches on the upper mountain.
Thursday – Friday:
Mostly sunny for Thursday with highs in the 30s at the base and 20s up top. Winds coming down some during the day on Thursday but increasing from the north/northeast up to 40+ mph during the afternoon. Friday we should start the day with mostly sunny skies and then high clouds could start streaming in later in the day. Highs in the 30s on the mountain with lighter winds expected.
The next storm takes aim at the Pacific NW on Saturday. We may be on the southern edge of moisture streaming into off the Pacific all weekend. We should see clouds with the chance for very light and scattered showers through the weekend. Snow levels could rise to 6500-7000 ft. by Saturday afternoon with rain showers at the base through Sunday.
For snowfall, we could see a coating of snow on the upper mountain every 12-hours or so. In total through Sunday night, we may only see 1-2 inches of snow up top. Ridgetop winds could be gusting from the southwest up to 40-50+ mph all weekend.
The next storm moves in Monday morning with some heavier snow during the day, and showers lingering into Monday night before ending by Tuesday morning. We may see snow levels start out above the base Monday around 6500-7000 ft. Then dropping to the base by evening. Ridgetop winds could be gusting to 70+ mph and could close down some upper mountain lifts.
Snowfall amounts for the upper mountain look to be in the 12-18 inch range through Monday night. Rain turning to snow at the base and 7-11 inches possible down to the base by Tuesday morning.
We should see a break for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s with lighter winds.
The next storm could move in Wednesday into Wednesday night. This storm could drop similar amounts of snow as the Monday storm. We will have to watch the track as we get closer to be sure it doesn’t shift to our north and bring lesser amounts of snow.
We may have another break Thursday before another system is possible for next Friday.
There are signs of a drier pattern setting up starting the weekend of the 9th.