Squaw Valley picked up two more inches of snow last night bringing the 4 day total to 25 inches of snow. That makes for a nice solid base of natural snow on the upper half of the mountain.
A ridge of high pressure is going to build off the coast the rest of this week and into the weekend. That will keep us dry and warm us up into the 50's. The beginning of next week a couple of cold troughs will drop down over the Rockies. That will only have the affect of bringing in some cooler air and dropping highs back into the 40's. The overnight lows will be down into the teens and 20's so snowmaking operations will resume.
The next chance of snow continues to look like it will be the weekend of the 1st. A large area of low pressure in the Northeast Pacific will start to push towards the West Coast by the end of next week. The long-range models are all handling it differently. It looks like it could pull in some subtropical moisture making it a decent storm. We'll be watching that.
Looking at the climate models and teleconnections there is still support for a West Coast trough and storms to continue into mid-December. BA