Just as was predicted, today started out nice and wet at Squaw Valley. With rain all the way to the top, things were looking (and feeling) a bit brutal. The rain started overnight and the meltdown has been fast and furious, with the little natural snow we have quickly receding. However, things are looking up moving into tonight and tomorrow morning, with over a foot and a half of snow slated to fall between now and tomorrow night.
Snow showers look like they should linger into Friday, and have the potential to bring up to two feet of new snow by the end of Friday. There’s a slight chance of snow for Sunday afternoon, and then our next chance of snow rests towards the end of next week, with chances of flurries next Thursday/Friday.
Here’s what NOAA has to say:
- Tonight Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10pm. Low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
- Thursday Snow showers. High near 32. West southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.