Powder days are here again. Expect respectable new snowfall and dropping snow levels.
Sunday youll arrive to cloudy skies and a little snowfall, but thats just the beginning of the show. Snowfall will increase through the late morning and into the afternoon. The snow level will be 3,500 ft, so a little grabby on the lower slopes. Expect 3-6 during the day. Sunday youll be skiing in fresh snow much of the day with, free refills but poor visibility and ridgetop winds.
The lifts will stop spinning later in the day as the mountain closes, but the snow will keep coming on Sunday night into Monday morning with another 4 - 7. Also, the snow level drops to 1,000ft with the cold front assisting in producing great quality snow. A convergence zone overnight will favor Stevens and the Summit with the increased snowfall. Bundle up, it will be cold!
The snow will taper off Monday morning with terrific conditions considering the new snow, ( 24 hr 7-13") low snow levels and partial clearing. Monday is my pick, but get on it fast. If the strong late March sun gets to the new snow, it will be baked (mash potatoes) in a short time. Favor north slopes for best quality.
Tuesday through Thursday high pressure will move in with warmer temperatures and a return to spring skiing. The snowpack is well above normal, so the coverage remains excellent.
I expect a little new snow toward the end of the week with chilly temperatures returning. Ill have an update Thursday.
Your Grand Poobah of Powder
Larry Schick meteorologist