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Dumping in Utah, Tahoe, and Southern CO

By February 22, 2023No Comments

Snow Stake Specialist (SSS) in action

Daily Snow Stake


High Resolution Model

Surface Chart

All Snow Chart (thru Mar 1)

Forecast Summary

This year’s pattern continues, we are a week away from March and we have snow from the Pacific Northwest, the Sierra, Wasatch, Rockies, pretty much everywhere in the west.  The snow will continue with wave after wave all week.  Deep snow today in the Sierra, Utah, and San Juans. 

Looking at the Sierra, Winter Storm Warnings throughout the week until Saturday morning.  This is one of the storms the LRC model predicted way back in December and updated the second week of January.  Looking at the slide below, the lower right circled, we are in the first storm.  There will be another big storm in March, during another 6-day 3-wave, or Trifecta, as I like to call it, week.


Snowfall Chart from Yesterday


Snow continues with moderate to strong winds between 15-25 mph, gusts as high as 45 along the divide.  Temperatures will be in the low 20’s, but with that wind, it will feel like its -15 to -20.  Stack on the layers.  


Snow continues throughout the evening, especially in southern Colorado.  Winds should calm down a little.


Scattered snow showers as we await the next wave that will arrive overnight Thursday, or early Friday morning.












Another “ride the storm” day as the snow continues.  Moderate to strong winds expected.  This wave will exit tonight with the next system coming in tomorrow.  Temperatures will be in the low teens and fall throughout the day.  Moderate winds 15-25 mph with wind chills below zero to -15.


The next system moves in around 10 or 11.  Cold wind chills below zero to -15, as the strong winds continue to blow.  Expect gusts up to 40 mph.  

Snowfall chart from yesterday




Storm exits in the early morning for the northern Cascades but continues throughout the day for the Oregon resorts.  Expect another 1-3, or 2-4 for Mt Hood and Hoodoo with temperatures in the low 20’s and light winds 5-10 mph.


Lake Tahoe


Snow continues along with the Winter Storm Warnings, with some breaks in between waves.  Temperatures still cold, in the upper teens but the wind dies down significantly, expect light winds from 10-15 mph.


The strongest part of the second wave moves in this evening.  Cold temperatures will be in place for the overnight with temps in the single digits.  Tomorrows snow will be nice and dry


Snow continues throughout the day and will be heavy at times.  Temperatures around 20.  The wind picks back up, expect 20-25 mph with 50 mph gusts.  


Rince and repeat.


I’m Flying out to Alta Today

 I will be in Alta for the storm, the 22nd-26th. I have heard from a couple members that will be there, I am looking forward to taking some laps with you (Steve S, Bill T, Shane E and Chris W).  See you guys tomorrow!  

Snow Concierge Free for Annual Members

This upcoming storm is one of the dates that I targeted for an Alta trip this year.  If you would like to know when to plan a trip, or what the weather will be when you will be at a resort, try our Snow Concierge Service, it’s included with your annual subscription.  Simply email me with your plans, or we can tell you where and when to go, using our forecasting expertise and the patent pending LRC model.

We have had over 50 people reach out to us this year, which is double the number, already, from last year.   That’s why we are here.  You can email anytime at Mike@FutureSnow.CO


Forecasted Areas

Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains

Crystal MountainMount Hood MeadowsTimberline49 Degrees North,  BachelorMt Baker,

Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains

HeavenlyPalisades TahoeKirkwoodDodge RidgeDonner Ski Ranch

Utah Wasatch Mountains

AltaPark CityDeer ValleyBrightonSnowbirdBrian Head

Colorado Rocky Mountains

AspenAspen HighlandsSnowmassVailBeaver Creek,  Winter ParkKeystoneArapahoe BasinBreckenridgeCopper MountainPowderhornSki CooperTellurideCrested ButteSilvertonWolf CreekEldoraLoveland

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