The light snow showers moved through Saturday night as expected, bringing 1-2 inches of new snow to the mountain. Strong ridgetop winds overnight blew some of that away up top.
We have mostly sunny/partly cloudy skies Sunday morning with winds coming down slightly. Increasing clouds for the afternoon. Ridgetop winds gusting to 40+ mph from the west. Highs in the 30s on the mountain.
The next storm moves in after midnight during the early morning hours Monday with light precipitation and then heavier precipitation during the day into the afternoon as the cold front approaches and moves through. Then snow showers behind the front could linger into the evening before ending before midnight.
Snow levels start out above the base Monday morning around 6500-7000 ft. Then dropping to the base by evening. The timing on the snow levels dropping later in the day will make a big difference for snowfall amounts at the base. Ridgetop winds will be gusting from the southwest up to 100+ mph and will likely close down some upper mountain lifts.
Snowfall amounts around 1-5 inches at the base after a change to snow later in the day, 9-13 inches at mid-mountain, and 11-15 inches of new snow up top by Tuesday morning.
Tuesday – Wednesday:
A break in the action for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s. Winds drop off in the morning and turning southerly. Wednesday we may start sunny with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs in the 30s again with ridgetop winds increasing from the south to 50+ mph during the afternoon.
The next (weak) system moves through quickly later Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. Snow levels starting above 7000 ft. & falling below the base. Based on the latest forecast model trends, we could see a dusting to an inch at the base, and 1-3 inches of snow on the mountain Wednesday night.
We should see another break Thursday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s with lighter winds. Then the next weak system may bring some light snow to the mountain Friday.
Another break Saturday and another weak system is possible for next Sunday. We may continue to be on the southern edge of the storm track to start the week of the 11th, but then a drier pattern could be setting up for later in the week through mid-month.