This will be my last weather post of the season but it's an exciting one as we have a lot of snow on the way this week. It looks like we will continue to have great conditions here in April after a great March.
The forecast models have been in agreement and consistent all week on the storms for this week. That boosts confidence in what we should see. It has been spring-like this weekend so this will be a dramatic change. This could be the last of the big snow before Squaw closes for the season.
The first storm has actually been spinning off the coast all weekend. That will continue on Monday before the next system behind it pushes it inland beginning Tuesday. We will see the winds pick up Monday and Tuesday as it nears and then some snow showers as early as later in the day. The heaviest snow looks to hold off until Wednesday. It looks like we could see 1-3 inches Tuesday night and another 2-4 inches on Wednesday. We could see another inch or two Wednesday bringing the storm total to 6-9 inches.
The next storm is ready to dive in right behind the first one and this one will will have more moisture. It looks like we could see some snow showers move in ahead of the system on Thurday but the heaviest snow will fall Thursday night into Friday with the cold front. The center of the storm looks like it will move inland Friday keeping the snow showers going. It may move through slowly enough to keep the snow showers going all the way into Saturday morning.
It looks like a quick dump Thursday night into Friday morning of 12-18 inches on the mountain. Then the snow showers will add several more inches on the mountain Friday and Friday night. Total for this storm looks to be a foot or more at the base and up to 2 feet at the summit. All told we could see 2-3 feet on the mountain by next Saturday.
This could be it for the season. Looking at the long-range forecast it looks like the storm activity will shift just to our North the second week. Then the last week of the month we could continue to see dry condtions with some more Spring-like weather as a ridge builds off the coast blocking storms. See you next season for another exciting season of snow forecasts. BA