Snow fell on Monday night and there is some powder now on Tuesday morning. Snow showers will continue throughout the day.
Monday was dry and cloudy, then the storm arrived on Monday night.
The snow total on Tuesday morning is 3 inches at the mid-mountain snow stake. This is below where I thought we'd be after the brunt of the storm has moved through.
The snow quality of Tuesday morning's powder should be medium fluff as temperatures were reasonably cold yet stronger winds likely made the snow a little thicker. On Tuesday morning through Tuesday early afternoon, there could be snow showers with a few inches of additional snow accumulation. I hope that Tuesday's showers will overproduce and help us to get to our expectations for this storm which were in the 5-10 inch range. Enjoy this early-season powder and dress warmly as the temperature on Tuesday will be in the single digits.
Wednesday and Thursday will be dry and mostly sunny.
On Friday, a storm will track to the west of Colorado and we will see snow, though I still have low confidence in the details. At this point, pencil in some snow but Friday is unlikely to produce a powder day.
On Saturday and Sunday, snow showers will be in the air across Colorado but I think accumulations for us will be light if anything.
On Monday and Tuesday, we'll have a higher chance for deeper snow totals as a storm crosses Colorado.
And on Wednesday (December 7), a final round of snow could keep conditions soft and powdery.
Then after Wednesday (December 7), we should head into a drier weather pattern for at least a few days.
Thanks for reading!
Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com
Snow conditions as of Tuesday morning
New snow mid-mountain:
* 3” (24 hours Monday 500am to Tuesday 500am)
* 3” (Overnight Monday 400pm to Tuesday 500am)
* 3” Monday Night (Nov 28-29)
* 10 of 23 lifts
* 25 of 166 trails
* Latest update
Snowpack compared to the 30-year average: