We saw a couple inches of snow up top this morning from a weak system that pushed through. That will be a distant memory as a trough is about to setup off the coast streaming continuous moisture into the Sierra starting Monday night. It will easily be the biggest week of snow so far this season.
The snow amounts will fluctuate and snow levels may come up just above 7000 ft. later Wednesday into Thursday. Here is the initial estimated snowfall forecast for the mountain above 7000 ft. where it will be all snow. Monday night and by Tuesday evening we could see 10-15 inches. Tuesday night and Wednesday we could see another 12-18 inches. Wednesday night and Thursday another 12-18 inches. Another 6+ inches on top Thursday night and by Friday morning we could have totals of 3-4 feet on the upper half of the mountain.
Then the biggest and coldest storms of the week look like they will move in for Friday and Saturday. These storms will bring lots of cold air and feet of powdery snow. We could see another 2-3 feet by Sunday. Totals for the week by next Sunday could be 5-7 feet.
Looking at the long-range snow showers could linger into next Monday and then more storms could hit the following week as the trough looks like it will stick around the West Coast. Right now there is no end to the storms in forecast. Updates throughout the week. BA