Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Double Down.......

Northstar picked up another 6 inches from the snow showers over the past 24 hours. That brings the 4 day storm total to 58 inches or just about 5 feet up top, and the 9 day total to over 8 feet. That is not the end as we have another 4 day storm cycle headed our way that will bring another 4-5 feet.

Snow showers fizzled out overnight as we lost the heating from the sun. Now we have a break today to enjoy the snow from round 1 as we await the next storm series that will begin tonight. Not much change from yesterday on the amounts through the weekend just the timing, so let's break it down.

The snow should begin falling by midnight tonight with some overrunning moisture ahead of the main storm. The heavy snow pushes in by Wednesday morning. The heavy snow will last all day on Wednesday with snow showers behind the front last through Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The snowfall from this first storm should be around 10-15 inches in the Village and 15-20 inches on the mountain.

No break in the snow as the next strong storm moves in by Thursday afternoon bringing heavy snow into Friday morning. The snow showers behind the main storm will last into Friday night. The snowfall from this second storm should be around 12-18 inches in the Village and 18-30 inches on the mountain.

Third storm is now forecasted to arrive faster now by Saturday afternoon lasting into Sunday morning. This storm is weaker than the first 2 storms. The snowfall from this third storm should be around 5-10 inches in the Village and 10-15 inches on the mountain.

Storm totals by Sunday morning will be around 2-3.5 feet in the Village and 3.5-5.5 feet on the mountain. Basically we are getting a replay of the last 4 days over the next 4 days. Northstar should easily break 600 inches on the season by Sunday.

Next week we look to have a break with a brush-by storm to our North on Tuesday and then a ridge with nice weather through Friday. The next chance of a storm is the first weekend in April. The long-range models look typical of spring with a fast progressive pattern, cut-offs, and inconsistency. This should be our last big storm series this week and then quick hits of snow going forward in April. Stay tuned……….BA

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