Hi there. Thanks for writing in to PC. I looked at the long term ensembles which give us an idea of where low pressure will be forming during the week you asked. They show a continued trend for snowfall in the PNW. The operational models (The shorter term) show moisture shunting south over Oregon (models change daily). At this point I would be optimistic but might encourage you to book on Southwest or a carrier that does not incur penalties with flight changes. Could you book last minute based on our POW Cast? Sometimes it’s worth the $$ spent just for epic POW. Regardless of new snow conditions in the PNW are all time right now. Confidence is good for your week but it would be nice to give me another shout out in few days. Please donate for POW.
Summary. October 21, 2018 Light snow is going to return to the San Juan mountains of Colorado above 9500 feet this week (Tuesday) that spreads some moisture north later in the period. The East is going to see a good shot of of high elevation snow in the midweek timeframe. … Continue reading
(I40 in Flagstaff) A steady stream of moisture is pushing up from the south and combining with very cold air from the north. This snow is already underway in Arizona this morning including Arizona Snowbowl. Wind direction from the NE is not optimal for the ski area, however overrunning moisture and … Continue reading
Man what a pattern we are in. We first mentioned this Winter-like pattern a week ago, and so far it has delivered. 2+ FEET in Alberta, several inches at the upper elevations of Big Sky, Jackson Hole, and Alta, and the first snow of the season for many other places … Continue reading
UPDATE A short wave trough moved through Southwestern Canada and absolutely demolished Alberta and British Columbia. NE wind helped to bury Calgary (38 cm at the airport and ~60 cm in the Western suburbs), as well as the resorts near Banff, especially Nakiska which recorded 50 cm at the base … Continue reading
Above: Total moisture for the west in the next 7 days. Courtesy of Weather Bell Snow will be falling in Alberta Canada this week filtering down to the far northern sections of Montana Tuesday/Wednesday. Areas near Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Banff will likely see an excess of 9-10 inches … Continue reading