Powder Alert for Monday and Tuesday 1-2 ft plus new!
A new storm is spreading rain and snow to the lowlands and abundant snow to the Cascades. The warm up is in progress, but the snow levels wont go too high, with all snow in the Cascades. It will remain a sloppy mess on some of the lowland roads, but improving as it warms by Monday.
Expect to show up on Monday to 3-6 of new snow at most ski areas. The snow level will be near 2,000 ft. That means great quality snow on all the slopes. Youll be skiing in snow all day long (2-5), so visibility may be an issue.
The snow will continue to fall overnight into Tuesday with 5-10 new, and more snowfall during the day, but tapering off.
On Wednesday there will be a break in the weather with great leftovers of powder, perfect groomers and perhaps some sun. A new storm will move in Thursday into Friday with more snow. Next weekend expect more snowfall, especially on Sunday
Be careful driving as some of the roads will have big slushy areas or ponding of water. The slopes will see big snowfall, so ski with a partner. We are evolving back to our normal pattern of lowland rain and Cascade snow.
Your Grand Poobah of Powder
Larry Schick meteorologist