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Alta, Steamboat Surprise

By March 9, 2022No Comments


Great start to this storm with powder days today at several locations throughout Utah and Colorado.  The system will continue throughout the day and tonight for Utah and into Thursday for Colorado.



Snowbasin UT   Big Sky Montana  Powder Mountain  Park City UT



Winter Storm Warning continues today as the snow continues.  Snow and heavy snow today.  Total daytime accumulation in the 5-9 range with another 1-2 after the lifts close.  Another cold day with daytime temperatures in the middle teens with west winds between 15-20 mph.  Thursday may have a few lingering origraphics, but it will clear by noon.  High Thursday around 10.  


Snow and blowing snow today with strong winds with gusts up to 30 mph.  High temperature today around 24.

Northern mountains (Steamboat, Winter Park), I-70 (Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone) and central mountain resorts (Crested Butte, Aspen, Monarch) snow accumulation will be in the 3-5 range during the day with another 1-2 overnight.  The system will wrap by lunch on Thursday.  Not much snow expected on Thursday.   

West mountains (Sunlight, Powderhorn) expect 2-4 today, with another 1-3 overnight tonight.  Moderate winds between 10 and 15 mph.

Southern Mountains (Telluride, Purgatory, Silverton Wolf Creek), expect 2-4 throughout the day today with 5-8 overnight.  The storm will continue Thursday with another 2-4 expected.  Temperatures in the mid 20’s today and lower 20’s tomorrow with moderate winds.

Next Storm

The next storm hits the British Columbia coast and Whistler Blackcomb Friday evening.  That storm will take a similar track as the current system.  This storm is not as strong, the models are currently showing minor accumulations for Utah and Colorado.  It will be a nice refresh, at least, and it is possible that this storm will grow.  We will keep an eye on it.  Below is the pattern storms through mid-April.

All Pattern Storms thru Mid-April

Colorado 1-May Northern Mountains 18 Mar 19-20 42-43 1
Revelstoke, Banff 1-May Selkirk, Alberta Range 21 Mar 22-23 45-46 1
Jay Peak 1-May Vermont 23 Mar 24-25 47-48 1
Colorado 1-May Colorado 28 Mar 29-30 52-53 1
Colorado 1-May Colorado 31 2-Apr 56 1
Colorado 1-May Colorado 41 Apr 16-18 6-7- 1

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