Powder Alert 02-02
Groundhogs Day!
  • THURSDAY: Increase in clouds for the day with a slight chance of a late snow shower near Mt. Baker; otherwise, dry.
  • FRIDAY: Snow is likely for later in the afternoon and evening. The best chance of snow is mid-mountain; 1 to 3 inches. Windy at times.
  • SATURDAY: Snow for mid-mountain is 2 to 4 inches, although several models indicate slightly higher amounts for the higher slopes.
  • SUNDAY: 2 to 4 inches at 3000 feet.
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Road conditions will be changing often.
Hello Skiers & Boarders,
Over the next 24 to 36 hours an area of low pressure will move into the Cascades. The best chances of snow will be for Friday afternoon, evening, and into Saturday. Snow totals are tricky as snow levels briefly rise to 4000 at times for Friday and early parts of Saturday. Cumulative snowfall for late Friday and into Saturday is 6 to 8 inches for the mid-mountain area in the Washington West Cascades, and higher amounts for the upper slopes. Also, we can expect some windy conditions late Thursday and into Friday, especially for the mid to upper slopes. Sunday snow levels fall to 3000 feet with additional snow of 2 to 4 inches.
The photo below is from Denis DuBois, who continues to ski early and often. The photo was taken late last week on Wenatchee Ridge near Blewett Pass.
Extended Outlook
For this coming Monday, up to 2 inches early with snow levels at 2000 to 3000 feet and likely dry on Tuesday. The extended outlook (see maps below) through the middle of February is showing much of Washington with near-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation. Thus, we should be adding to the snowpack.
Will this have any bearing on Punxsutawney Phil - who told us just this morning that we are in for 6 more weeks of winter? Happy Groundhog's Day everyone!