The storm arrived on Saturday night through both the snow stake and the official report show 0” of new snow as of Sunday morning at 500 am.
Mountain cams show that snow began around 600 am and that there is a coating of new snow now at 700 am. For the rest of Sunday expect periods of intense snow with 1-4 inches of accumulation. The storm will have a lot of moisture, which is why we could see bursts of intense snow and higher-than-expected snow totals, but the storm’s track is not favorable for steady snow until Sunday evening, and forecast model accumulations are all over the place, so all that we can do is to do our snow dance and hope for the best. Any periods of snow should end by about Sunday night between 1000 pm and midnight.
The next storm will arrive around 500 am on Monday morning and snow should fall throughout the day on Monday and continue into Monday night. I think we’ll see 3-6 inches of snow on Monday, and thanks to cooling temperatures, the snow quality should be fluffier than Sunday. Also, since the snow will begin just after the 500 am Monday morning report, the conditions on Monday will be deeper and softer than what you find in the morning report.
On Monday night into Tuesday, we should see snow continue with at least another few inches. On the plus side, the just stream overhead can lead to more-than-expected snow. On the negative side, temperatures will become very cold and moisture will be lacking, and this can lead to lower snow totals. Despite the negative factors, I still think it’s a good idea to watch out for possible powder on Tuesday.
From Tuesday night through Friday we’ll see a mix of some sunshine, some clouds, and some snow showers. The latest models now predict a few inches of snow from Thursday into Friday, so we might actually see flakes every day this week.
Next weekend (Feb 29 – Mar 1) should bring sunshine and dry weather.
Then around Monday, March 2nd will be our next chance for snow. I still have low to no confidence in the details of this potential storm. I’ll let you know more when I have a clue.
Thanks for reading and check back each morning for daily updates!
Snow conditions as of Sunday morning
New snow mid-mountain:
* 0” (24 hours Saturday 500am to Sunday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Saturday 400pm to Sunday 500am)
* 26” from Saturday Night to Tuesday (Feb 15-18)
* 23 of 23 lifts
* 166 of 166 trails
* Latest update
Snowpack compared to the 30-year average:
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