Short Term Forecast - Snow for late Saturday and Sunday.

Later this Saturday and into Sunday an area of low pressure and cold front will swing into the Washington Cascades and bring some welcome snowfall. How much snowfall for the 24 hours ending at 5 pm on Sunday? Areas at 4000 feet will have 5 to 8 inches and areas at 5000 up to 10 inches. The biggest winners look like Mt. Baker Ski Area and Crystal Mountain Resort. You should check with these resorts to see what the opening day status might be. There is no opening day announced at the time of our report.

Ski Areas Open in California and Colorado

Click on the link above for a list of resorts that have early, but limited, ski conditions.


The map below shows that the Sierra will get some snow with 24-hour totals for the period ending Sunday morning at 5 to 10 inches.


The graph below shows snowfall for Whistler for the period ending Sunday morning and indicates 7 inches of new snowfall.


Tentative Opening Dates: Washington-Oregon-British Columbia

These are tentative dates, so please check with the resort before you go.

Silver Mountain - they plan to open 11-24

Mission Ridge - they plan to open 11-24

Mt Bachelor- they plan to open 11-24

Whistler Blackcomb- they plan to open 11-23



Prepared by Meteorologist Michael Fagin


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