We saw rain at the base Monday turning to a few flakes Monday evening. We saw 1-2 inches of wet snow on the upper mountain during the day with 1-2 final inches of colder snow Monday evening. That brought the 24-hour reports this morning to 3-4 inches up top, and 1 inch at the base. The 2-day storm total is 5-6 inches on the upper mountain, and the 5-day snowfall total ends up at 30-31 inches up top.
Tuesday – Wednesday Forecast:
Expecting partly-mostly sunny skies for Tuesday – Wednesday. Highs in the 30s. Ridgetop winds gusting 20-30+ mph from the northwest Tuesday, turning more northerly and gusting 40-50+ mph for Wednesday.
Thursday – Saturday System:
We may see some sun Thursday morning with increasing clouds Thursday afternoon ahead of the next storm that is expected to move in Thursday evening. This is a two-part system that could start warmer with snow levels around 7000-8000 ft. Thursday night into Friday, and then a colder part Friday night into Saturday with snow levels dropping below the base. Ridgetop winds could be gusting to 70+ mph Friday, possibly affecting some upper mountain lifts, then coming down some for Saturday.
We could see light to moderate snow showers on the upper mountain Thursday night into Saturday morning before the system clears out Saturday afternoon. We could see 0-2 inches of snow at the base after a change from rain to snow Friday night, and 4-9 inches on the upper mountain through Saturday morning. Highs in the 30s both days.
High-pressure building in near the CA coast by Sunday may bump the storm track to our north into early next week. We may see drier weather with highs in the 30s & 40s Sunday, and then possibly warming into the 40s & 50s early next week.
The pattern may shift the last few days of the month into the first few days of March with an active storm track returning.