Winter Storm Warning for Washington
The active part of the pattern is back! Winter Storm Warnings tonight in the Pacific Northwest, specifically northern Washington, as the storm will ride the crest down to Oregon, as the storm moves south-southeast. Washington is the better location to chase, due to more favorable temps and wind values.
Temperatures in the low 20’s overnight tonight, with strong winds gusting in the 40’s. This will be great conditions for light fluffy pow tomorrow first chair. Tomorrow, the winds calm down, in a manageable 10-15 range, with wind chills in the low teens, so bundle up.
The heaviest precipitation will fall on the east side of the Cascades. overnight and tomorrow morning before the lifts start spinning expect totals of: Crystal Mountain 6-10″, Mt Baker 10-15”, Stevens Pass 10-15″. Snoqualmie 6-10″.
Another good night for snow showers with cold temperatures, in the high teens and light winds around 10-15. Snow totals will be in the 4-8 range overnight with another 2-4 throughout the day on Monday.
1.5-2.5 feet for Mt Baker and Stevens
1-2 feet for Crystal and Snoqualmie
Snow moves in around 4-5 am tomorrow morning for Mt Hood Timberline/Meadows. For Mt Bachelor, around 9 am. Warm temperatures will bring heavy wet snow throughout the base elevations, as the snow level will be lowering throughout the day.
Mt Hood will have the highest snow totals due to the location and direction of the storm. Expect 2-4 before the lifts begin tomorrow for Hood and another 3-4″ throughout the day. For Bachelor, 2-4 throughout the day tomorrow.
Temps will be in the low 30’s falling to the mid 20’s overnight, tomorrow night, with strong winds with gusts in the low 40’s. Heavy snow overnight Sunday, in the 6-12 range for Mt Hood, with about half of that for Bachelor, 3-6.
Colder temperatures in the mid-20’s Monday, with continued strong winds in the 30-mph range with gusts in the low 50’s–yikes!
Mt Hood Timberline/Meadows 15-22″, Mt Bachelor 8-16″
The storm arrives Monday, around midday, with cold temperatures in the low 20’s with moderate winds from the southwest, 10-15 mph. This storm is still developing, but for now we are looking at 2-4 throughout the day, with 4-8 overnight. The storm should exit Tuesday morning. I will go into further detail tomorrow but expect Tuesday morning to be the best day to ride.
Light snow tonight with 1-2 possible for most northern and central mountains. Dry tomorrow, a nice day to ride with temperatures in the low 30’s.
Storm Arrives Monday
The storm arrives Monday late morning. Snow throughout the rest of the day and evening. Tuesday will be a nice day to ride with temperatures in the low 20’s, with light winds between 10-15 mph. I am expecting around 4-8, for most mountains. We will dial in the snowfall totals tomorrow.
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