Heads up! New snow will return to the Cascades by mid-week and continue into the weekend.
Hope youve been enjoying the spring skiing in the sun, however we will transition to more snowfall by Wednesday into the weekend. There is a series of storms headed our way from Wednesday through the weekend.
Its like a conga line of storms, dancing in our direction. There will be significant new snowfall (5 - 20) over the oncoming multiple day stormy period. Powder potential is high, with caveats. Late season snowfall can be tricky with the warmth of longer days. You should favor the colder, early part of the day when skiing new snowfall this time of yearand always favor the colder backside (second half) of the storm, when the cold front moves through.
The issue for these storms is the snow levels will be between 4,000 to 5,000 feet. That means a rain snow mix on the lower slopes. However, the good news is there tends to be lower snow levels after a particular storm moves through. I can time the lower snow levels, more precisely, later in the week. Ill also have more details on timing and specific daily snowfall.
Remember some areas are starting to reduce hours, days of operation and lifts. Be sure and check websites for details. Many areas will close entirely by the end of the month. The existing snowpack is good, despite the recent warm, dry sunny pattern there has been minimal snowpack melt so far so expect good skiing considering all the caveats of spring snowfall.
Your Grand Poobah of Powder
Larry Schick meteorologist