A final 1-3 inches of snow fell on the mountain in the past 24 hours. That brings the 4-day storm total on the upper mountain 67 inches, the 1-week total to 82 inches, the January total to 99 inches, and the season total to 184 inches! The snow depth map is shown above.
We will see drier weather through the weekend and into Monday as the next storm stalls to the north. Partly sunny skies, lighter winds, and highs in the 30s on the mountain Saturday. Partly sunny Sunday with some clouds & ridgetop wind gusts increasing to 50+ mph.
Sunday the next storm is just to the north we could possibly see a stray shower or two that reaches the mountain.
Monday Night – Tuesday Storm:
We could see partly sunny skies Monday morning with increasing clouds and wind. Ridgetop winds increasing to 70+ mph. The next storm moves into northern CA Monday evening and could last into Tuesday evening before ending by Wednesday morning.
We may see light snow showers reach the mountain later Monday evening, with the steadier snow holding off until after midnight Monday night into Tuesday morning. Then the heaviest snow is expected during the day on Tuesday as the cold front moves through.
Snow levels could start above the base around 6500-7000 ft. Monday afternoon/evening, but then falling below the base Monday night through Tuesday. We could see 8-14 inches of new snow at the base, and 14-20 inches on the mountain by Wednesday morning.
We will see a drier pattern build in starting Wednesday through the end of the week. Expecting mostly sunny skies with highs in the 30s.
The long-range forecast models suggest we could start to see some colder systems moved down from the north the 2nd week of February starting around the 8th. More on that as we get closer.