The initial precip band took a little longer to reach us so the overnight snowfall amounts didn't materialize. The snow began falling on the mountain around 5 a.m. and has been falling all morning. We have a couple inches of fresh snow at high camp. We did have a little thunder and lightning with the start of the snow this morning!
The snow showers should diminish intensity before the main low moves onshore today. With the sun angle and cold core of the low coming onshore we should see convective snow showers fire up most of the day. We could see a few more inches on the mountain.
Snow showers will linger tonight before diminishing by Monday. Total snowfall amounts look to be in the 3-6 inch range on the mountain by Monday morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday we warm up quickly into the 60's as a brief ridge builds over CA. Then as low pressure moves off the Pacific NW coast rain and snow above 8000 ft. return briefly on Thursday.
It looks like a break Friday before more precip moves in Saturday. Cold low pressure will be moving from the Gulf of Alaska towards the Pacific NW. The jet stream coming underneath may start some rain and snow on Saturday with falling snow levels. The European and Canadian forecast models then bring a strong and cold low pressure right in over CA for a decent dump of snow all the way to lake level Sunday and Monday.
One more big one before the end of the season? BA