The MJO has caused an extension of the East Asian jet stream this week which is helping to pump a ridge in the Eastern Pacific keeping us warm and dry. The PNA signal is headed into negative territory for the first time in a while and forecast to stay there through the rest of March.
Snowfall totals since last Sunday tallied up to 25 inches on the mountain.
We picked up 5 more inches as of this morning. That brings the 3 day total to 21 inches and the 6 day total to 25 inches.
It began snowing on the mountain around 10 p.m. last night. As of the 5 a.m. there was 6 inches up top and 4 inches at the base. It has been snowing heavily since so there is more than that out there. 4 day totals are now up to 10 inches on the mountain.
Not too many changes in the forecast other than to expand the higher end of the possible totals with the increase in totals precip by some forecast models.
We picked up 4 inches of snow up top from the storm on Sunday freshening up the mountain.
Today we will warm up back near 50 degrees but it's quick as the next storm approaches on Tuesday.
Some high clouds already moving in this morning ahead of tomorrow's storm. That will keep down temps today, so they may struggle to hit 50 if the clouds continue to thicken. It will be breezy as well so with the wind chill the temperatures up on the mountain may be a little chilly.
The system for Sunday will try to pull in some moisture from a low sitting East of Hawaii. The ridge is trying to build back in off the coast at the same time so the the moisture feed looks limited.
Some positive changes in the forecast this morning. The last several forecast model runs have come in line with the thinking of bringing the storm further South on Sunday. Also, better consensus on the storm for next Wednesday.
Nice weather this week and Spring skiing will be on tap by this weekend with temperatures up into the 50s Thursday through Saturday.