The first wave came thru yesterday and was pretty much what we expected. A few inches here and there, then a break and second wave was to bring 2-4 or 3-5 for most mountains. The 2nd wave over delivered! The system came thru slower than the models expected and dumped on the divide.
Today will be a nice powder day for Arapahoe Basin. The temperature, at 6 am was 25 degrees so it should be nice. Eldora looks to have 9-10 inches on their snow stake and 27 degrees. Steamboat had a little more than we expected, the models had the bullseye around there–Typical Steamboat Suprise. The warm temperatures and moisture tap from the Pacific, added to the numbers.
More snow is on the way for Colorado today. Expect an additional 2-4 for the northern and central mountains with 2-4 today and another 2-4 overnight for the Powderhorn, Telluride and Silverton.
Storm Number 4 Hits the PNW Thursday
The pattern is cycling, right on time at the moment and the next storm will hit the Pacific Northwest early Thursday morning (forecasted 29 days ago). We will dive into this system more tomorrow, but initial indications are 2-day totals from 5-10. The last time this system came thru, in October, had similar numbers. Mt Hood was the winner with 2-day totals of 12, Stevens Pass was second with 9.
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