Snow showers Monday dropped an additional 2-4 inches of snow on the mountain. That brought the storm total to 10-12 inches on the mountain.
Tuesday – Wednesday:
High pressure builds in over CA briefly Tuesday into Wednesday. We should see partly-mostly sunny skies and lighter winds. Highs warming into the 40s at the base and 30s up top.
Thursday – Friday Storm:
The next storm could push precipitation back into the region as early as Thursday morning or by afternoon. Initially, we may start with lighter showers Thursday and gusty winds. Ridgetop gusts increasing to 60-70+ mph from the southwest by afternoon, possibly affecting some upper mountain lifts. Snow levels may initially be above the base on Thursday around 6500-7000 ft with some rain at the base.
We could see a period of some heavier precipitation Thursday night into Friday with falling snow levels below the base. Then lighter snow showers possible into Friday night before ending by Saturday morning. Ridgetop winds could continue to be gusty through Friday.
Rain at the base turning to snow Thursday night through Friday night. Mostly all snow expected above 7000 ft. Totals by Saturday morning could be around 4-7 inches at the base and 8-14 inches on the mountain from bottom to top.
We should see mostly sunny skies and lighter winds for the weekend. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s on the upper mountain.
The next storm moves in Monday with some colder air and possibly some light snow. Some of the forecast models keep this system to our north while others bring it far enough south for several inches of new snow. We will continue to watch the trends and will fine-tune the forecast as we get closer.
Starting next Tuesday we may go into a drier pattern through the end of the month. Some long-range models suggest we possibly transition back to a more active pattern around the end of the month into the first week of April.