Monday – Tuesday Storm:
We start the day with mostly – partly sunny skies and then increasing clouds and winds through Monday afternoon, with ridgetop wind gusting to 60+ mph from the southwest. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s for the upper mountain.
Light rain & snow showers could reach the mountain by late afternoon into the evening with snow levels initially starting around 7500 ft. but then falling some as steady rain and snow moves in later in the evening. We could see snow levels drop to 7000 ft. or even lower for several hours later in the evening. Then rising during the early morning hours into Tuesday as warmer air moves in, back up to around 7500 – 8000 ft. by Tuesday morning.
For Tuesday the steady precipitation will become more showery and could possibly linger into Tuesday afternoon. Then clearing Tuesday night. Ridgetop winds up to 70+ mph in the morning and then slowly dropping through the day. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s up top.
With the fluctuating snow levels, we could see snow accumulate at times on the lower mountain and then melt with the change to rain. For the upper mountain, we could see 6-12 inches from mid-mountain to the top. The lower mountain could see a few inches of snow before changing to rain by Tuesday morning with a possible change to rain at the end on the upper mountain Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday Into the Weekend:
High pressure builds in starting Wednesday with a drier pattern through the weekend. Highs in the 40s Wednesday with NW winds gusting to 50+ mph up top. Then lighter winds and warming into the 50s for Thursday through the weekend with mostly sunny skies.
We could see a cold trough dig south into the region by next Tuesday bringing some colder air for next week, which could be good for overnight snowmaking operations. Light snow is possible with the cold front so we will keep an eye on that.
For now, the extended outlook doesn’t show any bigger storms arriving until at least the last week of November. We will continue to keep an eye on that and let you know as soon as we see a storm on the way that could bring fresh snow to the mountain.