We were expecting 1-4 inches to fall Tuesday-Tuesday night. We picked up the lower end of the forecast with 1 inch of new snow falling on the mountain in the past 24 hours as of 5 AM Tuesday.
Wednesday – Friday Snow Showers:
Additional weak systems move through the region through Friday. We will see mostly cloudy skies with some peeks of sun and scattered snow showers possible all 3 days. The best chance to see some steadier snow showers will be Thursday-Thursday night. Highs into the 20s up top and 30s at the base. Lighter winds are expected through Friday.
We could see a dusting to an inch of snow every 12 hours or so, with 1-4 inches possible Thursday-Thursday night. Here is the updated snowfall forecast for possible totals over the 3-day period by early Saturday morning.
- 1-5 inches at the base.
- 2-6 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 3-7 inches up top.
Weekend Snow Showers:
A mix of sun and clouds continue through the weekend with highs in the 20s up top and 30s at the base, along with lighter winds. We could see scattered snow showers move through at times. Only expecting a dusting to an inch of snow on the mountain on both days at best.
Monday/Tuesday – Wednesday/Thursday Storm:
The latest model runs are speeding up the arrival of a possibly stronger storm next week. Some bring in some heavier snow by Monday now, and others hold off until Tuesday. We could see increasing clouds, winds, and snow Monday, with some heavier snow into Tuesday. Then snow showers Wednesday that could possibly linger into Thursday the 30th.
We’ll continue to watch the trends with this storm over the next few days, with more details as we get closer and the details of the storm become clearer. It looks like a cold storm with snow to the base, and significant totals possible.
The long-range models over the past 24 hours have been trending towards high-pressure building near the West Coast by the end of the month. They show a weak system with possible snow showers on Friday the 31st, and then drier weather for the weekend of the 1st-2nd, which is the weekend of the WinterWonderGrass Festival.
We’ll continue to watch the trends to see if they continue to be toward a drier pattern going into the first week of April, or if they will backtrack a bit toward the unsettled pattern continuing.