Snow forecast map

Coldest storm of the season will move into BC and the Cascades on Friday.  Snow levels will drop  near sea level by Saturday morning under NW flow allowing significant blower powder to Accumulate. Mount Baker is favored with NW flow.  A convergence zone of cold orographics through Saturday night will extend snowfall over Stevens Pass and Alpental. Areas like Crystal will see moderate amounts extending into Oregon through Sunday.

Snowfall will extend into most of Idaho, Western Montana, Wasatch of Utah and Southern Colorado by Friday.  My thoughts are for a very deep dump for the Wasatch Saturday/Sunday, Light snow from Aspen and the 4 corners Friday, and heavier snowfall for most of Colorado Saturday night and Sunday.  My picks will be Aspen, TellurideVail, Steamboat, and most of Summit Countyby Sunday afternoon. The Front Range near Denver will see light snow on Sunday.

Bottom Line:  Deep cold dump, lot’s of Buzz, but for many areas dry powder might not be the best for base building.  With that said, many areas in the West including Aspen, Vail, Snowbird, Grand Targhee,Whistler, Steamboat, Jackson Hole already have seen 50-65 inches of snowfall this season at the peaks.  The Northwest saw great snowfall in early October but inconsistent amounts.  Most of the Cascades will reap rewards this weekend.  My vote will be Baker and Stevens Friday/Saturday and perhaps Crystal Sunday.   The Sierra may see a few flakes on the Eastern side near I-80 by Saturday.

Enjoy the Powder!

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  1. Justin says:

    weird looks like Utah is going to get the shaft again and pick up only a foot. ugh.

  2. rightON says:

    Idaho Panhandle about to get bombed!

  3. shitstorm says:

    once again tahoe is killing it!

    • Gaper Pro says:

      That’s right, the weather in the first half of November is always a perfect indicator of how good the entire season will be.

  4. Jason Blue says:

    I’m really starting to wonder what kind of vendetta the snow gods are holding against Tahoe.

  5. Blame me says:

    I live in Tahoe from 04 to 06. First year was bomber, snowed everyday in December so much those Cali folks were complaining of TOO MUCH SNOW! second year was a late start but great in the end. Now all I hear is how much it doesn’t snow there. That sucks.

  6. Redder says:

    Within these frequent weather alerts…can I suggest also mentioning resorts in BC’s interior…i.e. Red, Fernie, Revy, Whitewater, Kicking Horse. I rarely see them mentioned despite their ‘epicness’.


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