After the last storm system we saw an added 4 inches of snow on Mt. Ashland and 2 inches of new snow on Mt. Shasta. For snow enthusiasts we have good news on the way as more snow in on the way this weekend and through next week. However, for those traveling to the high country be prepared for winter weather driving conditions by carrying chains and know how to put them on, inspect your vehicle and prepare a emergency travel kit you can find more details on the weather home page. Remember you can also go there for current road conditions and when you’re on the roads you can dial 511.
The reason for all this preparation is from several cold fronts that are going to continue to pass through our area keeping temperatures cold and dropping snow levels with each new frontal passage. Snow levels Friday will be around 3,000 feet but we won’t get much rain or snow with this system as it’s not very juicy, so mostly just a dusting of snow above 3,000 feet and light scattered rain showers for lower elevations. The system coming in late Saturday into Sunday will be dropping snow levels to 2,000 feet and will have much more moisture which means more widespread rain and snow. At times snow level could drop to 1,500 feet which means even Ashland could get some snow…with little to no accumulation for the city.
Be sure to be prepared for winter weather driving conditions through at least the next week as icy spots and packed snow may impact travel at the higher elevations and on the mountain passes. Be sure to follow me on Facebook for more weather and road reports. Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday! Stay warm if headed out to the The Hobbit premiere tonight at midnight!
Meteorologist Megan Parry