Well it certainly isn't a whopper but we'll take what we can get. Snowfall started around 1:00 a.m. and we've picked up about 4" at 10,000' with likely around 6" up high. Snow should continue through the morning with 2-4" possible. SW winds wailed yesterday in the 25 to 45 mph range but backed off when the snow started to fall. They are currently averaging 15 mph along ridge tops, gusting to 25 mph. Snowfall should continue through the morning and taper off by around noon. Winds will shift to the WNW with gusting to 30 mph. High temps at 10,000' will be around 20 degrees.
The existing base varied from 18"-30" above 10,000' on NW-N-E aspects. Due south facing slopes were mostly bare ground, but some snow remained on SE and westerly facing slopes. The added new snow is not enough to turn on the green light for winter recreation. For today it may actually make things worse by barely covering up rocks and deadfall that was previously exposed. But we're in this for the long haul and every little but helps. Total depth in Gold Basin is 20". I'd say we need at least another foot before we're ready to go.