A large area of low pressure is spinning off the coast of British Columbia this morning. The winds are already picking up quickly with gusts over 50 mph on the ridge tops already as of 6 a.m. We will have clouds on the increase today as the large storm approaches that will bring a 4 day storm dropping feet of snow on the mountain through Monday.
This will be the first big storm for the base this season as it is plenty cold enough for all snow. Not much change in the forecast other than to extend the snowfall into Monday. Expecting up to a foot each day at the base and over a foot up top, with snowfall totals by Monday night of 3-4 feet at the base and 4-6 feet on the mountain.
If you are driving up here over the next few days there may be a couple of windows where it's not snowing quite as hard. One would be Friday night and the other Sunday morning. That could change but it looks like the heaviest snow is with the 3 waves, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.
The snow should taper off by Monday night. Then the sun comes out for Christmas Day and what should be one to remember with Bluebird skies and feet of fresh Powder. A ridge of high pressure builds in into Wednesday but the next storm tries to push in later Wednesday into Thursday. The forecast models don't agree on the timing but we should see more snowfall by the end of next week. BA