Update from the chase mobile:  Shortened version

It dumped all night and into the midday hours in the Wasatch.  23 inches has fallen at Snowbird since 7 PM Tuesday, 16 inches at Solitude, and 17 inches at Brighton putting them over 600 inches for the year! In Colorado light to moderate snow fell this morning (5 at Loveland, 6-7 at Vail, 4-5 at Breck). NW flow favored the Vail area.  Models show another 3-6 inches Wednesday night into Thursday favoring Summit County and areas north of I-70.  Moisture may favor Winter Park, Berthoud Pass, Eldora, Loveland, and parts of Summit.   Decent snowfall will also fall for the Front Range foothills, Rocky Mountain National Park where 5-10 are likely by Thursday morning.  aim for 1st charis on Thursday morning closes to Denver. 

In Utah moisture has turned showery.  Models show another 5-10 inches for Thursday morning.  It's possible the Wasatch scores a 2nd deep day in a row.  NW flow and cold temperatures will keep quality very high.  Its possible amounts end up higher?  

New Mexico, the Front Range storm will impact the eastern and northern mountains (Red River) and perhaps Santa Fe through Thursday (3-6). 

In the short term, the Cascades also look good to me in the next 24 hours (decent cold temps and another 4-9 inches). 

Long term, I am looking at the odds for a pretty deep storm for the Tetons this Saturday PM to Sunday.  Snow levels will be around 7-8K so on the warmish side. This could be a good chase with 6-11 inches. 

Also, the Cascades could fire up again Saturday-Monday starting out on the warmish side and finishing cold (Several light to moderate events)

The southern Montana resorts will grab moderate snow for Sunday morning (Worth watching). 

More light or moderate snow is also possible for the Wasatch on Friday, and odds may be increasing for Colorado for another decent powder day for Saturday.  Temps will be warming so quality will be best at the higher elevations. Aim for 1st chair Saturday. 

Powderchaser Steve 


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