We picked up another 20 inches in the past 24 hours at High Camp bringing the storm total to 24 inches and the 5 day total to 43 inches.
We should see some sun today and one of the best powder days of the season today. We could see some scattered snow showers around and temperatures will stay cold with the cold airmass in place behind the storm. The next storm will move in by tomorrow afternoon.
This next storm is the coldest so it will start as snow down to the base. The snow looks to start by Monday afternoon/evening, with the heaviest snow Monday night. Tuesday the snow from the cold front moves East but the center of low pressure moves down through CA keeping snow showers going through the day and possibly into Tuesday night. The foreacast models are in fairly good agreement with the precipitation forecast. We could see 3-6 inches at the base and 6-12 inches on the mountain by Tuesday morning. Then a few more inches Tuesday with the snow showers. We could see up to 18 inches up top by Wednesday morning.
A break Wednesday and then the next system approaches the coast Thursday. The models the past 24 hours now have the system splitting apart. The GFS and Canadian forecast models break it apart completely with now precip for us now. The European model still holds it together enough for light snow Thursday night into Friday. We'll have to watch the trend the next few days. Next weekend the ridge builds along the West Coast with warming and drying conditions.
The ensemble runs are still in pretty good agreement that the ridge shifts back out to 150w or North into Alaska starting around the 9th. I am agreeing looking at the MJO moving through the Indian Ocean. If the ridge moves back up over Alaska we could see another blocking pattern with a series of storms. If it sets up further South we could see colder air with storms dropping down from the Gulf of Alaska. Either way it still looks like we may see another colder and unsettled pattern setup starting around the 10th of April.