|Thursday • 11:25 am
December 18, 2014
|12 hrs||24 hrs|
|Base Heather Meadows||10"|
|Base Pan Dome||16"|
|Slope Conditions||see below|
|Notes||Come on Santa, keep working your magic! We've gotten a nice hit of snow since yesterday and we should get another nice dump tonight with freezing levels expected to remain around 3-4000 feet.
And so far it looks like we could luck out this weekend. Forecasts are looking fairly dismal down south but remain pretty darned good for Mt. Baker.
We're expecting a very strong jet stream pointed right at us Saturday and Sunday with snow levels rising a bit but staying in the snow range for mid-mountain. So we could get a lot of heavy base-building snow at the mid and upper mountain. There's supposed to be a short spike in the temperatures Saturday night, but it's not supposed to go too high and should lower back below Heather Meadows by Sunday morning. The mid and upper elevations of the ski area could see two or more feet of snow and that would allow us to open!
So we are looking at a possible Sunday or Monday opening at this point, but of course that's dependent on how things shake out this weekend.
The extended forecast for Christmas week is looking good, with cooler temperatures and precipitation expected. Stay tuned!
All we want for Christmas is a good cold jet stream!