1-2+ feet overnight on the mountains as of 6 a.m. and it’s still coming down hard. Some resorts have now broken 4 feet for the 4 day period. Resort Totals page is updated. Reports of 7-21 inches so far at lake level. Heavy snow will continue this morning before tapering this afternoon.

We will tally up all the numbers tomorrow and then take a look at the next couple of weeks. Currently all models show a week of dry and mild weather as the ridge sets up off the CA coast again keeping storms to our NOrth. The Euro shows retrogression of the ridge out near 160w next week with a cold snowy pattern developing. The GFS keeps the ridge off the coast for 2 weeks and then forms a block over Western Canadao for the 2nd week of February with storms coming underneath into the West Coast.

I think we could see a few cold shots with inside sliders next week and then the possible block with storms again for the 2nd week of February. The chance of blocking makes sense with the negative AO. Initial thought is that a block could form in over Greenland with a trough in the NOrtheast, a ridge over Western/Central Cananda, and the storms coming underneath into the West Coast. Will spend more time looking at the long-range the rest of this week. BA

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