Utah, Colorado, and Montana Will See Snow This Week! [POWDERCHASERS]

Utah, Colorado, and Montana Will See Snow This Week! [POWDERCHASERS]

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Utah, Colorado, and Montana Will See Snow This Week! [POWDERCHASERS]

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LIGHT SNOW RETURNS TO THE ROCKIES

A wet pattern for the end of this week is evolving as moisture from the Baja streams north into the 4 corners and heads towards northern Utah, Wyoming and south central Montana. Warm moist air will bring decent rainfall to many areas on Thursday with colder air on it’s heels for Friday/Saturday.

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Cold air will stream down from Canada (Light snow likely in the interior BC region) and provide snow above 7,000 feet to many areas beginning late Thursday night in the Tetons, Wasatch and South central Montana. Winds shift from the SW Thursday to the West or NW by Friday in many areas. Light snow will be falling above 7,000 feet Friday and Saturday and extend primarily into Colorado favoring areas along or north of I-70.

Loveland on September 15th | Photo Credit: Loveland Ski Area Facebook Page

Loveland Ski Area on September 15th | Photo Credit: Loveland Ski Area Facebook Page

Expect widespread areas of 1-4 inches from the highest peaks of the Tetons and Glacier National Park with perhaps up to 5-7 inches in the highest peaks of the Uinta’s or Wasatch. Colorado will be in the 1-4 inch range at the highest elevations by Saturday mid morning. Areas above 10,000 feet may see higher amounts.

“A stronger and colder storm system will move into the forecast area from the west northwest, bringing windy, cooler, wet weather for Thursday and Friday.” NWS Grand Junction

This is not an overly cold system and has lots of warm moist air ahead of the cold front. The snow that falls will be with the wind shifts late this week. In Montana we see Easterly flow ahead of the Northerly push of cold air. That might enhance upslope conditions and rainfall before things switch over to wet snow at the tail end of the event.

Snowfall totals into the weekend- higher amounts likely above 10,000 feet- MAP: Weatherbell

Snowfall totals into the weekend- higher amounts likely above 10,000 feet- MAP: Weatherbell

The teases continue! Powderchasers will be putting out a long range winter forecast in the next week so stay tuned! Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook where updates are posted daily.

– Powderchaser Steve

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