Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Snowing!

It starting snowing this afternoon and it's going to continue through the weekend and into Monday. We will be measuring it in feet and it's about time. The first storm tonight looks to drop 2-4 inches at the base and 4-8 inches at the summit by Friday morning.

The strong storm for tomorrow night still looks to be on track. It will be all snow on the mountain and may start as rain in the Village but by Saturday morning the snow levels drop to the valley floors. Plenty of moisture behind the front keeping snow showers going through the day on Saturday.

Great agreement among the models that 2-3 inches of liquid falls through Saturday. With the mix to start in the Village we'll say 10-15 inches by Saturday night. From the base lodge up 15-25 inches with 25 being at the summit.

There will be a break on Sunday before the next colder storm moves in Sunday night into Monday. Total liquid on the latest model runs is around an inch but the snow ratios will be higher with the colder air. Could see another foot on the mountain through Monday, maybe a little more at the summit.

Total snowfall for the period by the Tuesday morning snow report should be around 1-2 in the Village and 2-3 feet on the mountain, maybe up to 4 feet at the summit by Monday night.

By Tuesday the ridge builds in off the coast as the trough digs to the North of Hawaii. That pushes the storm track back up into the Pacific NW. The base and conditions should be looking really good by Tuesday. BA

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