Many signs are pointing to a shift in the storm track dropping it down from B.C. into the Western USA, where it should be. In this post you’ll find 3 different forecasters talk about the “Storm Track Prophecy." Joel Gratz from OpenSnow.com posted this yesterday and I figured that Western USA humans would find it “interesting”. "Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and northern Wyoming should see a lot of snow next week. It is *possible* that some of this heavy snow could hit Tahoe, northern Utah, and the northern half of Colorado. However, there’s no guarantee for these areas as it will come down to the DETAILS of each individual storm to decide if the snow makes it far enough south.” - Joel Gratz Big Snow Coming to Western USA? | The Storm Track is Changing! | Three Forecasts That Will Make You Smile | Unofficial Networks

Big Snow Coming to Western USA? | The Storm Track is Changing! | Three Forecasts That Will Make You Smile

Big Snow Coming to Western USA? | The Storm Track is Changing! | Three Forecasts That Will Make You Smile

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Many signs are pointing to a shift in the storm track dropping it down from B.C. into the Western USA, where it should be.  In this post you’ll find 3 different forecasters talk about the “Storm Track Prophecy.”

Joel Gratz from OpenSnow.com posted this yesterday and I figured that Western USA humans would find it “interesting”.

Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and northern Wyoming should see a lot of snow next week.

It is *possible* that some of this heavy snow could hit Tahoe, northern Utah, and the northern half of Colorado. However, there’s no guarantee for these areas as it will come down to the DETAILS of each individual storm to decide if the snow makes it far enough south.” – Joel Gratz

What most meteorologists are keeping an eye on is snow levels.  It sounds like if this thing does make it as far south as Tahoe & Utah, it’ll be warm.  Yet, high snow levels are better than no snow levels.  We’ll take it.

Can you imagine a big, wet, 8,000 foot snow level storm…I can and it would be epic. (here’s some ammo for ya “Granite Chief is my favorite chair at Squaw,” always has been).

“Confidence in the snowfall for next week continues to increase. We have had agreement and consistency among the forecast models the past 2 days which is what we are looking for. Every model now shows the storms moving in the middle of next week and lasting at least a week. You will now also start to see the snow showing up in the forecasts for most weather outlets.” – TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com

The real worry is that this storm may stay north and only hit the Pacific NorthWest.  But, I think it’s our time to shine, our time to laugh and feel relief, our time to say “I love this place.”

Hosin'

PACIFIC FIRE HOSE:

This next forecast is enough to get any Western USAer stoked.  We like Fire Hosings out here:

“–We expect to see a ridge of high pressure across western Alaska, with an undercutting jet stream and long fetch of Pacific moisture pushing into the Sierra Nevada (the Pacific fire-hose as some have called it). When this happens we expect to see wet Pacific storms into the Sierra Nevada with close-call snow levels (relatively mild air due to the source region off the milder mid Pacific Ocean waters), for 2-3 days (Thursday 19th into Saturday the 21st). This wetter scenario is expected to help balance out the dry patterns we have seen so far this winter. This could set up a very good base of heavy dense snow pack mainly above 6,000 feet (could easily be multiple feet but we will need to watch) and a lot of water (what we wanted to see in November and December). The 2-3 days of wet snow and possible 7,000+ foot snow levels could be finished by 1-2 days (Sat/ Sun~21-22 Jan) of colder and less dense, but still heavy snowfall, again possibly multiple feet (will need to watch). It is possible that the arctic push/ front and storm track end up a bit further south or north (we are pulling for further south/ colder), in which case we will have to adjust snow levels and snowfall, but either way, the snowfall is expected to come, and be heavy. After a possible 5+ day break with high pressure ridging (sorry, I will watch my language) and mostly sunny skies, we enter late January/ February with more snow storms possible. We are watching closely.” – snowforecast.com

 

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