skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snowflake enthusiasts
10:17 pm Saturday night
A strong storm is in progress and will bring abundant new snowfall overnight Saturday into Sunday. The snowfall will ease later Sunday but will linger into early Monday. Expect a powder day on Sunday (6-12 new) with great leftovers and groomers on Monday, as snow tapers off with partial clearing.
Total new snowfall in that 36 hour time period will range from 8 - 18", with possibly more. The bulk of the snow will fall Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Snow levels will be 2,500 -3,000 which means generally good quality. There may be wind or visibility issues at times.
Expect a break on Monday and Christmas day as a storm cuts south of WA and BC, invading central and southern Oregon. Bachelor receives 4-8 of fresh with that storm. The day after Christmas a new weather system blasts into WA and BC with 3-8 for the Cascades with low snow levels - great quality and excellent refresh.
Thursday through Saturday high pressure will build in and produce partly sunny skies and chilly temperatures. The groomers will be fabulous, but bundle up.
Your Grand Poobah of Powder
Larry Schick meteorologist