Jan 08, 2023
Hello, Powder Alert Fans,
  • SUNDAY TO EARLY MONDAY: 2 to 4 inches of snow at 4000 feet and breezy at times.
  • MONDAY DAYTIME: Just some light snow showers early, then steady snow returns late morning or early afternoon. Breezy at times.
  • MONDAY NIGHT TO EARLY TUESDAY: New snowfall of 3 to 6 inches with snow levels close to 3000 to 3500 feet.
  • TUESDAY: Much of the daytime after 8 am will be dry, so enjoy the new snow and good visibility.
  • THURSDAY: Increase in snow levels, atmospheric river?
Yesterday brought 2 to 4 inches of snow at 4000 feet and today through early Monday will bring an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow at 4000 feet; perhaps higher totals for the upper slopes. Monday would be a good day to ski the fresh new snow. Though it will be windy at times.
From Monday afternoon to early Tuesday, we are expecting 3 to 6 inches of new snow, with snow levels in the 3000 to 3500 foot range. Much of the daytime on Tuesday will be dry with perhaps some sun breaks on Tuesday afternoon. You can see from the map below (conditions for late Monday) that an active weather pattern, with four areas of low pressure (4 circles on the map) off the Washington Coast, is poised to move inland.
For Wednesday we are expecting light snow showers for the day and then a strong system moves in late in the day and into Thursday.
During the day on Thursday, a strong area of low pressure moves inland with increasing snow levels. The map below is for Thursday night and shows areas of green for Washington, which are freezing levels close to 7000 to 8000 feet. This translates to snow levels at 6000 to 7000 feet. Some models are bringing an atmospheric river and the resultant heavy rain on Thursday.
Watch for more about this pattern on Wednesday.