NOAA Projects More Snow, Cold Temps For The Northern Rockies In October

NOAA Projects More Snow, Cold Temps For The Northern Rockies In October

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NOAA Projects More Snow, Cold Temps For The Northern Rockies In October

It’s getting deep in Wyoming | Photo: Togwotee Mountain Lodge | Cover: NOAA

  • Above average chance for snow in Northern Rockies.
  • Below average temps for Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado

NOAA released its October precipitation and temperature outlook for the month of October and it’s more of the same for the Northern Rockies– cold and unseasonably snowy.

Related: Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Steamboat | 20″ Forecasted!

That trend stretches from interior BC through northern Colorado and the front range. The bullseye for precipitation is located firmly over Idaho and western Montana.

“Up to a foot of snow is possible in the higher elevations of the northern Rockies through Monday” – National Weather Service

Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado should all see snowfall throughout the month and if it keeps up in Steamboat, they’ll be skiing in northern Colorado by the end of the week. They join skiers in Montana and Utah as the first places to see powder turns this early in the season.

Let It Snow!

NOAA Precipitation Outlook [October 2017]:

NOAA Temperature Outlook [October 2017]:

Pacific Vapor Loop:

Storms are backing up in the Gulf of Alaska | Image: NOAA

Also Read: Snow Will Close Out September, Continue Through Mid-October In The Western USA [Powderchasers]

 

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