We picked up 15 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down! With the cold unstable air and moisture in the air we should see snow showers most of the day. The forecast models show a weak wave moving through this evening so snow showers may not taper until after dark. An additional 3-6 could fall on the mountain today, so we won't know storm totals until tomorrow morning. Looking at the season totals we have picked up over 4 feet at high camp now since October. Not a bad start to the season.
It stays cold through Monday with highs only in the 20's. We start to moderate into the 30's and 40's towards midweek. The forecast models went haywire overnight with some now trying to hold the ridge off the coast and keep the precip to our North Thursday into Friday. They split the flow with the Southern half sliding down the coast. The Canadian forecast model still has the storm. One forecast model breaks down the ridge and amplifies it North of Hawaii by the weekend with a series of storms into CA next weekend into the following week. Another keeps the ridge closer to the coast with drier systems sliding down the coast into CA as the main storm track stays to our North. Where the storm track does setup there is going to be a lot of precip. It looks like we are going to have to keep tracking until it gets closer as to where the jet stream will impact the West Coast.
The CFS long-range climate model has us right on the Southern edge of the heavy precip the 12th-22nd, then has us a little drier the third week of the month, and then wetter for the end of the month.
We have lots of snow to play with for now. It will be a fun week ahead tracking down the potential storms for week 2. We will look at storm totals tomorrow morning.