Hello Skiers,
Today is bringing a blustery day to the mountains with strong winds, rain, and some freezing rain in a few locations. It will get better, it really has to! Major changes will happen, starting tonight and into Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snow of up to 10 inches+ is expected for the 24 hours ending on Wednesday at 4 pm (see map below.) Also, great snow levels on Wednesday of about 2500 feet. Not only will the Washington West Cascades get these totals, but so will Whistler. Furthermore, inland areas will do well for snow on Wednesday with 49 Degrees North and Silver Mountain getting 6 to 8 inches of snow.
Make sure you constantly check the Washington Department of Transportation site, since Hwy 2 is currently closed at Stevens Pass at the time of our update. Conditions will be changing often.
How about snow for Thursday through Saturday? Snow continues over this period in the Washington West Cascades for low to mid-mountain slopes. Five inches on Thursday, 10 inches on Friday, and another 12 inches on Saturday. The map below is cumulative snowfall from today through early Saturday. The map shows lots of yellows which are estimates of 32 to 45 inches of snow. This is, of course, the extended forecast but certainly something to be happy about.