Another thick band of moisture is moving into the PNW with Washington and Idaho on track to see snowy skies all week long reports NOAA.
“Snow levels will rise during [Wednesday] with valley rain and mountain snow expected.” – NWS Spokane
Look for the mountains on the eastern end of the Cascades to see colder temps and bigger snowfall totals– something the Crystal and Stevens Pass faithful will be happy to hear. And according to the Crystal Facebook Page, it’s just more on-top of an already plentiful early season base– “We picked up 20″ over the weekend and the mountain is almost ready.” Crystal Mountain opens on Friday!
Mt Baker Ski Area:
Winter Weather Advisory
…MOIST AND COLD STORM SYSTEM EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THURSDAY…
A Pacific storm system will spread snow across much of the region tonight and Thursday. Snow will continue in the mountains on Thursday. The valleys of northeast Washington and north Idaho may experience a messy change-over to rain on Thursday with freezing rain possible during the transition.
Northern Panhandle-Northeast Mountains-Okanogan Highlands- Including the following locations Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport, Schweitzer Mountain Road, Colville, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda, Chesaw Road, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Boulder Creek Road, and Sherman Pass – 304 AM PST Wed Nov 8 2017
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total valley snow accumulations of up to 2 inches are expected. Freezing rain accumulations of a light glaze are possible in the southern valleys. Mountain snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.
* WHERE…Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport, Schweitzer Mountain Road, Colville, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda, Chesaw Road, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Boulder Creek Road, and Sherman Pass.
* WHEN…Snow will develop this evening and intensify overnight. The freezing rain threat will begin Thursday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect hazardous driving conditions for the Thursday morning commute period.