Snow to continue on Mount Ashland

Have your rain shells and galoshes at the ready this week, and maybe put some rocks in your pockets.

National Weather Service meteorologists are calling for a wet, windy week, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and wind speeds up to 25 mph.

"We're just getting rain," said meteorologist Shad Keene.

Meteorologists said it's not unusual to have such a strong, low-pressure system this time of year, as it's a transitional period between seasons, and strong, low-pressure systems can still form offshore.

A high wind warning was issued for the valley floor Tuesday, and high winds closed down skiing on Mount Ashland, where wind speeds of up to 60 mph and gusts as high as 90 mph were recorded.

Mountain officials said they plan to reopen at 9 a.m. today.

Snow is expected to continue falling on the mountain through Saturday. The National Weather Service said 4 to 8 inches of new snow were expected Tuesday night and up to another 5 inches Thursday night.

A lack of snow closed the mountain for weeks in January, and high winds and a power outage have also prompted closures this season.

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