Atmospheric River Originating In China To Crush BC/PNW | 70" Forecasted @Whistler

Atmospheric River Originating In China To Crush BC/PNW | 70" Forecasted @Whistler

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Atmospheric River Originating In China To Crush BC/PNW | 70" Forecasted @Whistler

A composite NASA image earlier today showing a solid swath of moisture stretching from coastal China to western British Columbia. The autumn rains will commence in…3…2…1. | Image: NWS Seattle

An atmospheric river over 5,000 miles long is creating a bridge of moisture that spans the entire Pacific Ocean. As you can guess, this bad boy is bringing some serious early season snowfall with it.

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While forecasts are still far out, snow is almost certain to start falling on mainland US this Thursday before moving inland Sat/Sun. Snowfall totals in places like Whistler and Mt Baker ski area could exceed 70″according to Snow-Forecast.com.

The storm will hit BC and Whistler/Blackcomb in particular before moving inland. NOAA actually has Red Resort and Whitewater getting the highest quality snow out of this demon spawn.

  • Expect between 20″-70″ above 4,000′ @Whistler
  • PNW gets the goods Friday with Mt Baker set to receive up to 20″ at its higher elevations.
  • 14″ forecasted for Mt Hood’s summit elevations. 

Time to get heavy metal!

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Also Read: Atmospheric River Events Can Make or Break Your Ski Season. Here is Why.

 

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