POWDER WATCH ISSUED FOR THE SIERRA AND ROCKIES
NW flow and orographics continued light to moderate snowfall in Northern Colorado today with up to 13 inches at Steamboatby noon and over a foot at the upper elevations of Vail and Breckenridge.Lower faces saw very little snow so if you slept through the 2-4 inch snow report you gave some lucky locals more faceshots. These Teasers finally added up to a good day which I also missed!
The next 5 daysbrings moderate precipitation back to theCascades (3-7 Crystal, 7-9 Baker, 6-8Stevens) Saturday afternoon through early Sunday (very light density FLUFF). Moderate snow is likely for northern Idaho, interior Canada, and north central Montana Saturday night into Sunday. This drops into the Tetons Sunday night (3-7). Colorado will see leftovers on Monday morning with areas along I-70 and North favored for the highest amounts (3-5). The Wasatch is on the southern fringe with perhaps 1-2 inches by Monday morning (Less than a teaser).
THE POWDER WATCH: THE GOOD!
Moderate to heavy snow will reach the Sierra by Tuesday morning with very cold air (Snow levels to lake level) and reach the Southern CA mountains by Tuesday afternoon (Big Bear, Mammoth and Kirkwood could be decent). Amounts should be widespread with up to 12 inches in many areas by Wednesday morning (South Lake might do better than the North).
ROCKIES: Moderate moisture streams up into the Wasatch of Utah by midnight Tuesday and continues occasionally moderate through Thursday morning (Some breaks at times). Amounts could approach 11-18 inches especially areas favored by SW flow (Snowbasin, Solitude, Brighton). Heavy moisture will blast the Arizona Mountains (1-2 feet) on Wednesday and move into the the 4 corners of Colorado by afternoon. The San Juan’s of New Mexico and Colorado will see moderate snow through Thursday AM. Most of the moisture moves into Central and northern Colorado on Thursday with some hints of the urban corridor and areas along I-70 near Denver getting some action by PM. More details will follow when an alert is issued later this weekend. I am highly confident in the San Juan’s,Southern Sierra, at this point. The Tetons will also see snow and will be my wild-card depending on how far north the system pushes..
KEEP THE POWDER LOVE ALIVE AND FEED OUR WEB BUDGET