Snow Thursday and Friday

Hello Powder Alert fans, THURSDAY: we are expecting 5 to 7 inches of new snowfall; best chance late in the day.FRIDAY: we are expecting another 5 to 7 inches of new snowfall.SATURDAY: very light snow for much of the area; best chances are for Mt Baker and Whistler.SUNDAY: just a trace of new snow, perhaps some sun breaks.MONDAY: dry with some sun breaks. Keep reading for details. Make sure you alw....

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Wednesday and Thursday Snow Coming

Hello Skiers, Today is bringing a blustery day to the mountains with strong winds, rain, and some freezing rain in a few locations. It will get better, it really has to! Major changes will happen, starting tonight and into Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snow of up to 10 inches+ is expected for the 24 hours ending on Wednesday at 4 pm (see map below.) Also, great snow levels on Wednesday....

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Short-term rising freezing levels then snow returns later in the week

Hello Skiers, We can expect rising snow levels for today and Sunday, Christmas Day. This will bring some moderate to heavy rainfall, which is called an AR- Atmospheric River. However, in short term, some locations will be receiving a freezing rain mix. So if you are traveling make sure you constantly check the Washington Department of Transportation site. Conditions will be changing often. How....

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More Snow Tonight and Friday Morning

Hello Skiers, Today we can expect dry and cool conditions. Then we will slowly start to see some major changes. Starting late Thursday night into Friday morning, warm air will slowly move up from the south. The good news is that we will first get some new snowfall of up to 8 inches tonight through early Friday afternoon. With cold air trapped at the pass levels and at the lower slopes, much....

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More Snow Coming This Week

Today we can expect snow at 3000/4000 feet with new snowfall totals for the 24 hours ending Monday morning of 3 to 6 inches at 3500 feet for much of the Washington West Cascades. Cold air moves in for Monday and Tuesday with snow levels at 500 feet and lower at times. Thus, any new snowfall will be the type we all love - fluff. Monday should bring cool temperatures with just light snow showers, so....

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Sunshine skiing - then new snow

Hello Skiers,Ski areas are opening up with natural snow and snow making. See list below, note restrictions and check details on websites. To be clear, all the ski terrain is not open yet, but you can definitely have fun and make turns. Plus, the weather will be great with bluebird skies and good visibility. There might be some frost on the roads, so be careful on the driveYoull ski in the sun on F....

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Dry, then snow late in the month

Hello skiers,I have high confidence a dry and chilly weather pattern will be seen most of this week. The reason for my confidence is all weather models have been consistent for many days showing this pattern. Plus, the dry trend has already begun. High pressure will block storms and produce the mostly clear skies for the week. Expect sunshine, but temperatures will stay cold for snowmaking in the ....

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Where is the snow?

Hello skiers,Guess what? There is enough snow at 49 Degrees North (north of Spokane) to open for Friday (11th) through the weekend. Natural snow and snowmaking helped them with 14 at the base and 30 on top. Go for it! Click logo above for details.Looks like we are in a dry pattern for a week or more. That is very unusual. Mid to late November is typically the time of year with the most storms. Pro....

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Up and down: snow, then rain - then snow and cold

Hello skiers,A warm, moist atmospheric river (AR) is aimed at the Cascades for the next 24-36 hrs. The AR will initially produce snow, then turn to heavy rain for much of Friday with strong winds. But in the end, more snow will fall Saturday as the AR weakens and moves south.This Thursday evening there is cold air in the Cascades. Snow is piling up on all ski slopes, at least for a short time. The....

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First new snowfall 1022-23 season

Hello Skiers Good bye smoke. Hello, Northwest mountain snow. The extended dry spell is coming to an end. Computer weather models show fall storminess arrivingright on time starting Friday. New NW snow will start piling up as we are on our way with the mountain snow season for 2022-23. I will be so glad to see the smoke (and fog) finally get cleared out by the rain and wind on Friday. It was so....

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