Hello Powder Alert Fans,

  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, 1 to 3" at mid to upper slopes
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 5 to 10" at mid to upper slopes
  • Wednesday: Sun breaks and warmer temperatures
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy with very slight chance of snow

Short Term Discussion


A series of weather systems will move on Monday and Tuesday with light snow on Monday at 4000'.


Tuesday, a stronger weather system moves in to bring some moderate snow at 4000/4500'. Wednesday a weak ridge of high pressure builds for some sun and mild afternoon temperatures.


With the snowfall from Tuesday the mid to upper slopes of Crystal Mountain should provide some great turns on Wednesday.


The cumulative snowfall from today through late Tuesday indicates that Mt Baker and Whistler Mountain will be the winners. Totals of 15 to 20" (map below) for the mid and upper slopes.


I would give this a medium confidence in the forecast as the models seem to be jumping around some on the amounts. However, I do have high confidence that we will be getting some spring snow.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK- Make sure you check this out.


Extended Outlook


Saturday, April 13 is showing a deep trough of low pressure dropping down from the north. This will drag cold air into the Cascades. The trough is reflected in the map below with the green and blue colors over Washington. If you want to believe this extended outlook the second map has Snoqualmie Pass circled and this would indicate 8" of snow on Saturday. We will continue to monitor this and update you on Thursday April 11.


Prepared by Meteorologist Michael Fagin 


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PNW areas are stretching it out. Some thru 4/14, some a bit more.

49 Degrees North

Mt Baker

Mt Bachelor

Crystal Mountain Extended info

Mt Hood Extended info

Mission Ridge

Silver Mountain, Idaho

Stevens Pass

Snoqualmie Summit- Alpental

White Pass

Whistler Blackcomb