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By January 18, 2023One Comment

Daily Snow Stakes

GFS Surface Chart 

All Snow Version


Pacific Northwest


Snow begins early this morning for northern Cascade resorts with heavy snow likely throughout the day.  Temperatures will begin around 30 and fall throughout the day, along with snow levels–5,000 to 1,000 feet by 5pm.  Light winds between 5-10 mph with 15 mph gusts.  Wind chill in the teens.

In the southern Cascades the snow will start around 7 am with snow levels around 4,000 dropping to 1,000 feet by 5 pm.  Temperatures will begin the day around 35 degrees and fall to the low 20’s by the time the lifts close.  Moderate winds between 10-15 with 20 mph gusts.


Sunny skies for Washington resorts with temperatures in the mid 20’s, light winds between 5-15 mph.  In Oregon, scattered snow showers likely in the morning, but that will burn off by afternoon and become sunny.  Temperatures near 30 with moderate winds 10-15 mph.




Sunny skies today until the late afternoon as the front approaches.  Temperatures will be in the upper 20’s at 6000 ft.  Light winds until the front approaches, around 4 o’clock.  


The heavy snow will begin around 6 pm with strong winds.  The bullseye looks to be around I 80, expect strong winds with up to 90 mph gusts.  


Snow continues in the morning and will exit around 10 am.  Temperatures will be in the upper teens to lower 20’s with strong winds, 25-30, early and becoming moderate, 15-20 after the storm exits.  


Scattered snow showers this morning with little to no accumulation. Cold temperatures with windchill’s in the single digits.

The next system moves in Thursday, as of now it does not look like it will be a strong producer. We will keep an ion it and have a better grasp of the forecast tomorrow.


Snow throughout the day today and will exit after the lifts close.  Temperatures will be in the lower 20’s with moderate winds 10 -15 mph.  Expect most areas to receive 3-5 inches, with the heaviest accumulations in the northern mountains and the San Juans.

Long-Range Forecast Predictions thru March 

We have our long-range forecast out thru March, there have been a lot of emails regarding the long-range, and I thank you for your patience. Every year, it is very challenging to put all of this together. 

We are getting better and better at figuring out the cycle, what the various teleconnections are, and how likely they are to affect the pattern.  It’s a lot of calculating, analyzing charts, and waiting.  

It is also very rewarding once you figure out what is going on.  Sometimes you think you have it all figured out, only to realize you were wrong. It takes all of the aforementioned process and much more, that I won’t bore you with, but there it is. 

As always you can email me with other resorts and areas you are interested in.  We can forecast for the entire northern hemisphere, so if you are interested in the east coast resorts, Europe, or Canada, just let us know and we will give you a detailed forecast.   


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


One Comment

  • porpoiseboy says:

    always nice when the storms pass through and the back side with the north winds still has a lot of moisture to work with. The Horn has been getting steady snow all night and through the morning and at 14° out it’s a lot fluffier than a couple feet that fell over the last 3 days.

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