Hello Powder Alert Fans,


  • Friday: Dry with some early sun breaks
  • Saturday: 2 to 4 inches with snow levels at 3000 to 4000'
  • Sunday: 2 to 4 inches with snow levels at 3000 to 4000'
  • Monday: Up 6 to inches with snow levels at 3000'

Short Term Discussion


Hello skiers and snowboarders,


Friday we are expecting a weak ridge of high pressure and can expect dry conditions and some early sun breaks. Mt Baker area will have chances of light snow late in the day.


During the weekend several weather systems will move and bring up to 8 inches of cumulative snowfall for Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass (see map below the circled areas.) Mt Baker and Crystal totals will be slightly higher. The second map shows that the inland areas 49 Degrees North and Silver Mountain will also get some new snowfall.


Monday, we are expecting an additional 6 inches for many of the West Cascades ski areas, Mt Baker, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and Crystal.


Check out the extended outlook below.


Extended Outlook


  • Tuesday expect more snow. Up to 6 inches for the West Cascades and snow levels close to 3000 feet.
  • Wednesday 2 to 4 inches with snow levels close to 4000 feet.
  • Later on Thursday an upper-level strong ridge of high pressure (map below) starts to build.


This ridge should be in place through at least Saturday, March 16. The resultant weather will be mild and sunny conditions for Friday and Saturday. Sounds like good spring skiing conditions.


Check out our next update on Sunday, March 10.

Prepared by Meteorologist Michael Fagin


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49 Degrees North

Mt Baker

Mt Bachelor

Crystal Mountain

Mt Hood

Mission Ridge

Silver Mountain, Idaho

Stevens Pass

Summit at Snoqualmie

White Pass

Whistler Blackcomb