Lots of cold and some snow in the forecast for Squaw Valley over the next couple of days. A cold trough is currently pushing its way down the West Coast and will arrive Thursday morning.
Looking at the latest forecast models for total precipitation it still doesn't look like a lot but with the cold temperatures we will see some fluff to the accumulations. Right now it looks like we could see 5-10 inches of new snow at the base through Friday and 10-15 inches up top.
The cold air pouring in will also allow snowmaking to continue with ideal conditions through the weekend. The sun returns for the weekend but the temperatures stay cool only rising into the 40's by Sunday and Monday and overnight lows in the teens.
There won't be much of a break before the next trough tries to push cold air down the West Coast. This time it looks like most of the precip will stay to our North as the trough either splits or shifts to our East. It should bring us another shot of cold air though to keep the snow guns firing.
Still watching the setup of the pattern for the weekend of the 17th into Thanksgiving week for a potential stormy period. The position of the ridges looks like they may be North of Hawaii and over Western Canada which would open the storm door for us. It's still early so stay tuned on that.