As expected, the Sunday morning system dropped a coating to an inch of new snow on the mountain.
A quick rebound back to nicer weather Monday with mostly sunny skies and highs back near 50 degrees at the base and 40s up top, along with lighter winds.
Another system digs south into the northern Sierra early Tuesday morning, with scattered showers possible into the early afternoon before clearing by late afternoon. We should see mostly all rain at the base and snow for the upper mountain. Snow levels look to start around 7500-8000 ft. early Tuesday morning and fall to around 7000-7500 ft. Tuesday morning. Maybe 500′ lower at times as the heaviest precip moves through.
Ridgetop winds gusting up to 70+ mph from the southwest, likely causing some lift closures Tuesday morning, then falling through the afternoon. Highs into the 40s at the base and 30s up top. Expecting rain at the base and part of the lower mountain, with a coating up to 5 inches of snow on the upper mountain above 7000 ft.
Wednesday – Friday:
Wednesday through Friday looks to be drier and milder as high pressure builds back in over the region. Expecting mostly sunny skies with highs into the 40s on the mountain and near 50 degrees at the base. The winds should be light as well.
A colder storm moves in during the day on Saturday into Saturday night, with snow showers possibly lingering into Sunday morning before completely clearing. Highs drop into the 30s for the weekend. We could see gusty winds Saturday that fall off for Sunday. The sun should return by later Sunday.
Snow levels should drop below the base Saturday after possibly starting around mid-mountain. We could see several inches of snow from top to bottom by Sunday morning. We will fine-tune the forecast all week as we get closer.
The week of the 21st the long-range models are suggesting that we could go back into a dry and mild pattern. Then maybe a more active pattern the last 3-4 days of the month. We’ll continue to watch the trends as we get closer.