We picked up 9 inches of new snow on the mountain in the past 24 hours as of 5 AM Monday. That brings the 3-day storm total to 44 inches, and 350 inches for the season! The snow continues to fall Monday morning so amounts are even higher as the mountain opens.
Steadier snow Monday morning as the low moves through to our south. Then winds down some with snow showers into Monday evening, which tapers off by early Tuesday morning. Highs in the 20s on the mountain. We have lighter winds Monday & dry powdery snow falling!
By early Tuesday morning we could see additional snowfall totals of:
- 4-10 inches at the base.
- 6-11 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 7-12 inches up top.
That would bring 4-day totals of around 4.5+ feet of new snow on the mountain!
Clearing and cold for Tuesday with lighter winds. Highs into the 20s on the mountain. We should see mostly sunny skies with beautiful skiing weather.
Wednesday – Thursday System:
Wednesday is still cold and could start with partly-mostly sunny skies, but then increasing winds and clouds through the afternoon as the next system approaches. Ridgetop winds could reach 50-60+ mph from the west by afternoon which could affect some upper mountain lifts. Highs in the 20s on the upper mountain and 30s at the base.
A narrow cold front sweeps through later Wednesday afternoon/evening with snow showers possibly lingering into early Thursday morning before clearing out. Clearing Thursday with partly-mostly sunny skies and cold, with winds diminishing. Highs in the 20s on the mountain.
It will be cold with powdery snow falling on the mountain again. Here is the updated forecast for total snowfall expected by Thursday morning.
- 3-7 inches at the base.
- 4-8 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 5-9 inches up top.
Nice weather is expected for Friday through the weekend as high pressure builds in over CA finally ending the onslaught of storms. We should see mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures but still cold. Highs in the 20s Friday and then 30s for highs over the weekend.
A drier pattern is expected through the last week of January. We may see an even colder pattern with time with colder/weaker systems possibly dropping down from the north, and then the storm door possibly opening up a bit more by the end of January.
We’ll be watching the long-range forecast trends closely to see how long the drier period could last and when we will see more fresh snow.