Wednesday – Thursday:
Wednesday we may start mostly sunny with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs in the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at teh base, with ridgetop winds increasing from the southwest to 40+ mph during the afternoon.
The next (weak) system moves through quickly Wednesday evening. Snow levels starting above 8000 ft. & falling to 7000 ft. Based on the latest forecast model trends, we may just see a snow shower or two at best on the upper mountain, with rain showers possible at the base.
Another break in the action for Thursday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s on the mountain and 40s near the base. Lighter winds expected in the morning and east winds gusting to 30+ mph up top in the afternoon.
Thursday Night – Friday System:
Another weak system moves through from around 10 PM Thursday through Friday morning. Still some discrepancies on how far south this system tracks. Some forecast models miss us completely, while others show up to several inches of snow possible on the mountain.
Ridgetop winds could increase to 80+ mph likely closing some upper mountain lifts Friday. Snow levels could start above 8000 ft. Thursday night and falling to the base by Friday morning. Based on the latest trends, we could see 0-2 inches of new snow at the base & lower mountain, and 1-3 inches on the upper mountain by Friday afternoon.
A drier pattern begins to build in starting this weekend and could last for a week or more. Expecting mostly sunny skies for the weekend with highs in the 30s up top & 40s at the base. That weather could continue through the week of the 11th with temperatures becoming warmer later in the week, with highs in the 40s on the mountain to near 50 degrees at the base.
We will continue to watch the trends in the pattern beyond mid-month to see if/when we could transition back into a more active storm pattern again.