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.
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.
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.
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|