Lots of high clouds around yesterday and today from the front washing out over CA associated with the storm off the Pac NW coast.
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!
Expecting the shower activity to diminish today through Saturday morning. Then the cut-off low moves towards the coast tomorrow pushing precip back into the area. Most of the precip should be stuck up along the Western crest and West side of the basin until Saturday night.
Slow moving system still on track for this weekend. The biggest change is to decrease total precip amounts in accordance with the latest model trends. The models may be moving the low out too fast though. The snow levels will start high Saturnday night and then start falling during the day Sunday reaching 7000 ft. by the end of the day.
The unsettled pattern continues into Friday with snow levels 6500-7500 ft. We have a better chance of seeing light snow on the mountain tonight through Friday morning, but only expecting a light coating.
There have been a few light snow showers on the mountain this morning. This is what we will see through Saturday. A mix of clouds and sun with off and on light rain showers in the Village, and snow showers on the mountain. The snow levels may fluctuate between 6500-7500 ft.
Beautiful weather continues Sunday into Monday with highs in the 40's on the mountain and the low 50's at the base. Low pressure will be off the coast by Tuesday with several waves of light precip moving in through Thursday. That will mean clouds and very light snow showers on the mountain Tuesday through Thursday.
Another beautiful weekend is on tap. The mountain has a fresh base and the temps will be slightly cooler than last weekend. Overall it should make for some great skiing conditions.
We picked up another 10 inches during the day yesterday bringing the storm total to 13 inches up top. That was about 5 inches more than expected. The storm was a little colder and some heavy bands setup over the basin yesterday. That led to higher snow ratios on the mountain tops and more precip, which led to the higher snowfall totals.
Heavy band of snow pushed through the area between 4-6 a.m. That dropped snow levels all the way down to the base. As of the 5 a.m. measurement we had 3 inches of snow, but it has been snowing hard all morning since the measurement.