Powderchaser Luke back in the forecasting seat again. Last time I was here, on January second, I spoke of a very cold, very deep, snowy pattern arriving soon. Well, we are just about ready to get that period started. We've definitely seen some good snow this past week, with solid totals both in the Northwest and the Tetons. However, this is just the beginning, as much more snow and some serious cold temps are on the way. More on that later as well.
We have a lot to talk about for the near term, as several storms are lined up to hit the Western US. Let's break is up by region/state to make this easiest to read.
Over the next 5 days, the focus will certainly be on the Northwest (woo!). Several storms are poised to strike this region, with BC, Washington, Oregon, and N. ID all seeing significant snow during this time. We'll take it storm by storm, the first of which will start impacting Coastal BC and Western Washington Friday morning to afternoon. The moisture will quickly reach interior BC, Northern Oregon, and Northern Idaho as well.