Snow levels came up a little bit overnight with the moist flow off of the Pacific. That added a little more moisture to the snow on the mountain keeping the totals from puffing up. Still, Northstar got hit with 10 inches of snow overnight and it is still snowing. Snow showers will continue this morning with an additional 3-6 inches possible before it tapers off by this afternoon. That is going to put Northstar over a foot in total of nice thick base building snow to repair what was lost the last couple weeks.
Everything still on track to bring us a big storm on Friday into Saturday. Models in a little disagreement on totals but all show significant amounts. If I split the totals forecasted currently we are looking at around a foot at lake level due to an initial snow level of 6500 with 2 feet above 7000 ft. Only thing that looks to change with this storm is just fine tuning of the snow totals. This could be our biggest storm in over a month.
Looking beyond, brief ridge Sunday and Monday before another storm comes in for Tuesday/Wednesday of next week. More of a La Nina pattern shaping up with the Pacific NW getting a bunch of storms next week and we get the Southern end of the storms. We'll take it any way we can get it. Stay tuned........BA