October 20, 2016, 7 AM MST Very wet trend on tap for the Northwest for the next 5-7 days with periods of heavy low elevation rainfall and light to moderate snow above 6,000 feet. “We are not expecting any single deep event but consistent moisture feeds every 24 hours (Break … Continue reading
October 11, 2016 ATMOSPHERIC RIVER HEADED FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THIS WEEK! SEVERAL FEET WILL FALL ABOVE 10,000 FEET WITH RIVER FLOODING LIKELY AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. NOAA IS FORECASTING 50-70 INCHES OF SNOW FOR MOUNT RAINIER THIS WEEK (UPPER ELEVATIONS). WOO HOO. SYSTEMS WILL DROP SOUTH INTO CALIFORNIA BEFORE EVENTUALLY MOVING EAST … Continue reading
Summary: Enjoy the warm weather and fall colors as we transition to cooler temperatures and snow levels dropping to as low as 4500 feet in Montana by Monday. Elsewhere in central Idaho, Tetons, Wasatch and northern Colorado expect snow levels between 7-8K. We expect a wide area of 5-9 … Continue reading
September 28, 2016 It’s a perfect fall day in Park City as temperatures in the West are peaking in the 70’s at higher elevations while the Aspens are beginning to fall from the trees. This may be one of my favorite times of the year to scream singletrack through … Continue reading
A wet pattern for the end of this week is evolving as moisture from the Baja streams north into the 4 corners and heads towards northern Utah, Wyoming and south central Montana. Warm moist air will bring decent rainfall to many areas on Thursday with colder air on it’s heals for Friday/Saturday. … Continue reading
Last season we nailed deep powder by chasing throughout the West sometimes getting skunked by strong winds and lift closures, and other times high snow levels making for rain at the base and cement at mid mountain. It’s all part of the Powder Chase according to Steve Conney founder of … Continue reading
April 29, 2016, 5 PM MST
Front range of Colorado has underperformed with light snow reported over the Divide near Loveland Ski area (2-4 inches). Wolf Creek squeezed out 6 inches last night and it is still snowing lightly. Light snow will continue tonight but not expecting any big amounts. Snow sites from the CAIC show some tapering in the south but we expect it will increase again on Sunday with heavy amounts possible into Monday (Keep reading).
The Eastern Plains get active tonight with heavy moisture showing up on current models through tomorrow morning. A second system will approach Colorado from the 4 corners on Sunday. Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado will be under decent moisture under SE flow (Upslope). Perhaps Santa Fe Ski area will reap high rewards by Monday morning? Wolf Creek will be open this weekend. Light snow tonight (1-3) will create a nice opening tomorrow on the 7 inches that fell today. There will be a break on Saturday with snow re developing late Saturday night. Snow may turn moderate by Sunday morning with 6-9 inches or more by Monday morning. There is a chance for higher amounts! The wildcard will be the snowfall intensity on Sunday. My gamble is look for last chair Sunday (Last chair of the year perhaps) to be potential winners? It might not be deep but a quick refresh from the storm that landed decent snow on Friday.
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The Wasatch nabbed up to 13 inches Saturday night with lots of wind. We were at Snowbird where some aspects at the summit were completely bare (Regulator) while others had a a solid foot of medium to dense snow (More snow was found at lower elevations that were wind protected). … Continue reading
Hi everyone: Luke Stone is our newest forecaster that is going to specialize in long term powder outlooks. While 7-15 days out is a gamble we have good data to support a reasonable chance of moisture returning to the West. The ensembles are an early predictor but do not narrow … Continue reading
Snow is moving back into the pacific northwest after record high temperatures over the past several days. The snow level will drop slowly during the day to 4,000 feet (Some rain at the bases except Crystal who benefits from higher elevation). That lowers to 3500 feet by late afternoon with … Continue reading