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Quick Glance:

  • Monday: 2 to 4" with snow levels at 3000'
  • Tuesday: 8 to 12" with snow levels at 2500 to 3000'
  • Wednesday: 2" with snow levels at 2500 to 3000'
  • Thursday Mostly sunny

Short Term Discussion:


Hello skiers and snowboarders,

Today through Tuesday, a series of weather systems will move into the Cascades and bring some late winter snow. It will be windy at times with winds up to 20 mph. During the day on Monday, we are expecting up to 4 inches at 3500' (see first map below) for the West Cascades ski areas. That includes Mt. Baker (probably more than 4"), Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and Crystal (probably more than 4"). However on Monday, we might have a brief rain/snow mix at 3000' at Snoqualmie Pass.


Then starting late Monday and continuing into Tuesday (second map) many areas in the West Cascades will be getting at least 8 to 12" at 3000'. I would not be surprised if we get higher totals. Wednesday we will get additional light snow of two inches. Then starting Thursday we are expecting a warm and sunny pattern developing.

Check out the extended outlook below.

Extended Outlook

For the period Friday, March 15 to at least Monday, March 18 we are expecting dry and mild conditions. The map below is for Stampede Pass (just east of Snoqualmie Pass) and is at 4000'. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 50s by next weekend and freezing levels will be up to 9,000 feet.

With the warm temperatures and given all the new snow it is certainly advisable to check the Northwest Avalanche Center. Also a great time to ski inbounds at all the popular ski resorts.

Check out our next update on Thursday, March 14.

Prepared by Meteorologist Michael Fagin



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