POWDER ALERT- SIERRA- COLD AIR AND 9-15 INCHES OF SNOWFALL EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY!
A Decent looking storm with cold air bringing snow levels near lake level will slam into the Sierra late Wednesday night. Peak snowfall will most likely occcur on Thursday. Currently the models show higher amounts in the southern regions of the SIerra, however decent amounts are possible near Squaw (Mammoth may take the win). Models show some light snow continuing into Friday. Some of the highest peaks of the Sierra Crest may see 15-20 inches while most of the open ski areas should range from 9-15 inches. Well it's mid May, and it appears to be the chase that never wants to end. Colorado grabbed 20 inches a few weeks ago and another 7-9 inches late last week.
Below: Total snowfall for the Sierra Wednesday-Friday. The highest summit of the central Sierra along the Crest may see up to 20 inches! Snow levels will approach lake level at some point Thursday.
Below: Peak precipitation should happen on Thursday for the Sierra Range.
New England also gets into the action on Tuesday with 4-8 inches likely at the highest peaks of the White Mountains. Mount Snow had up to 6 inches per the webcam earlier this week!
Below: Total snowfall for New England through late Tuesday
Below: Mount Snow ski area earlier this week!
The Wasatch gets into the picture for the Friday-Saturday timeframe.
Snow is likely late this week peaking Friday PM to Saturday. Its uncertain on exact amounts, however possible that 4-7 inches will fall in some areas of the mountain ranges. The Cottonwoods should score some fresh powder for your turns on Saturday morning. The highest amounts may fall in the northern ranges. Snow levels will be unusually low for this time of year with a possbility of them coming down to 6-6500 by late Friday. That would put snow on the roadways of most of the higher mountain passes.
Below: Total snowfall for Utah through Saturday
Its never too late to feed our powder bank with an end of season donation. We may be the only weather site still posting powder!