As of this morning, the seasonal total snowfall at Purgatory is 274 inches. One week from today Purgatory’s season total snowfall will exceed 300 inches, so the snow report on Friday morning March 15th will reflect that. This is nowhere near the record but it is impressive nonetheless. I actually think we will get there before that, but a lot of times these storms slow down the closer we get to their arrival.
The snow continued up here at Purgatory during the morning and it has generally exceeded my expectations. There will be a very short break in the action later today before the next system rolls in.
At the moment it looks like the heaviest precipitation will fall between 11 am and 5 pm on Friday. Hopefully, it will arrive later than the models have indicated because snow levels could be an issue for the low elevations. This storm is definitely colder, however, what I am looking at shows snow levels could be as low as 6,500 feet, or as high as 7,600 feet until the evening when they will drop considerably overnight and into Saturday as the cold front finally comes through. It will be interesting to see what the data says tomorrow.
Here is what the Euro shows for snow For Friday through Saturday.
Temperatures behind this system will cool off behind the front, I should mention that the average high at the airport this time of year is in low 50’s.
Next week shows precipitation Monday through Friday with multiple pieces of storms coming through with more snow than rain Tuesday night through Friday.
Next update on Friday morning.
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