EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society 14 June 2018 ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Watch Synopsis: ENSO-neutral is favored through Northern Hemisphere summer 2018, with the chance for El Niño increasing to 50% during fall, … Continue reading
Significant system has been consistently been showing up on the models for late this week into the upcoming weekend. That might bring another foot or more snow above 7500 feet to some mountain locations that are still open for the season in Utah and Colorado. May 3rd brought 5-7 inches … Continue reading
The Cascades will see appreciable snowfall favoring the southern Washington resorts and most of Oregon from this morning through Tuesday morning. Temps have dropped snow levels to below most bases (3,000 foot snow levels). Light to moderate snow will fall through early Tuesday (3-5 Monday, 3-5 Monday night, 1-3 Tuesday) … Continue reading
Quick update. 4/11/18 AM The next moderate to strong winter storm is pushing snow into the Cascades today. Light to moderate snow will develop over most mountains today in the Pacific Northwest (Crystal has 2 inches as of 6AM). Expect 2-5 inches today in most of the Washington Cascades with … Continue reading
COLD UP NORTH AND WARM BELOW THE MONTANA WYOMING BORDERS. HEAVY SNOW LIKELY AT SOME HIGHER ELEVATION RESORTS INCLUDING THE TETONS WITH MODERATE BETTER QUALITY IN MONTANA. THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK IS PROMISING SOME POW
Cold air is going to arrive into the northern Rockies late today through Friday before warming is noted in all areas this weekend. If your chasing, your best bets remain north of Wyoming where 4-7 inches are likely at the Montana Snowbowl by Friday morning (decent quality). Big Sky scored 6 inches … Continue reading
AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER IS GOING TO POUND THE WEST WITH SNOW FALLING IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. A GLIMMER OF HOPE EXISTS FOR THE SUMMITS OF THE SIERRA LATE THIS WEEKEND AND MOST OF COLORADO AND UTAH ON SUNDAY. DODGING THE WARM TEMPS WILL BE TRICKY
Summary 4/4/18 AM report It’s not common to see a swath of 3-5 inches of liquid moisture to slam the Sierra in April. Significant rain will be falling over much of the Sierra this weekend with high elevation snow elsewhere. Moderate snow will be falling in the Cascades today eventually teasing Montana … Continue reading
Summary. 3/31/18 Welcome to the last day of March. Happy Easter weekend everyone! Very low snow levels will bring powder to the central Washington Cascades Sunday/Monday while the Rockies see some modest amounts favoring Montana and Wyoming . Storm ski in Wyoming or Montana Monday followed by some fresh in … Continue reading
Update March 29, 2018. PM It’s getting to be that time where I ask all of you followers who have scored powder on our forecasts to consider a donation (Link below). If not, thats totally fine. Consider the powder you may have scored or lived vicariously through this season. Also, … Continue reading
Is it over? No, its not over by any stretch but we are stuck in some boring powder ahead for the northern Rockies.
Summary March 27, 2018 8PM As you can tell from some of the forecasts, we are getting a bit tired, posts are shortening, days are longer, and the next 5 days features snow but just not the 1-2 feet you want to hear! By no means is this season over. … Continue reading
Colder temps and light to moderate snowfall likely for the Cascades and Rockies. Heavier snow is likely for the north Cascades!
Update. 3/25/18- AM report Finally, colder air has brought temps down significantly in the Sierra (9 inches last night at Squaw, 6 at Kirkwood) where snow showers are possible throughout the day. My attention is focused on the Cascades and Wasatch in the next 24 hours where it’s possible some … Continue reading