I can’t remember a time when so much red was on the maps and honestly achasers paradise unless you are relying on mass transit in the Northeast (Ur out of luck). Heavy snow will fall for most of the night and well into Saturday through most of New England. Amounts will range from 18-28 inches inland from the coast (Southern Maine, Inland MA, and southern VT) and 16-20 inches at most mountain locations from central Vermont, MA, and Maine. Stowe might see less than areas like Stratton or Mount Snow so stay slightly south for the deepest. Cold temps and winds will create wind drifts and nearly cold smoke conditions for New England so don’t miss it.
The Rockies are in a complex pattern of 3 impulses. Tonight will see moderate snow over the southern San Juan’s of Colorado, and Heavy Snow in Northern Utah (Big Cottonwood, Snowbasin, Powder Mounain favored with SW flow). Expect Colorado amounts to be 8-9 (south), and Utah amounts to be 7-14 by opening on Saturday. Northern Arizona is also going to get moderate to heavy snow late tonight and Saturday morning (Arizona Snowbowl).
Snow will increase over the central and northern mountains of Colorado (Monarch, Aspen, Powderhorn, Vail, Summit County) by 2PM Saturday. This will bring a start to a prolonged event of light to moderate snow over most of northern and central Colorado.
Snow will crank Saturday afternoon over most of Colorado with the models showing a bullseye over central Colorado as well as a reinforcing shot of heavy snow for the Wolf Creek area as well as Taos in New Mexico. This snow will migrate over the I-70 corridor for continued accumulations through Sunday. The Wasatch see’s round #2 Saturday night and Sunday with Little Cottonwood favored under NW flow (5-10 additional). The Tetons finally get into the action Saturday evening and Sunday with a cold front dropping down from the north (4-8).
Sunday brings on a final wave of colder air (Drier density) snow from the north impacting all of northern Colorado (Steamboat might fare well here) with Vail and all resorts Statewide pulling in another moderate amount of snow (North to South). the Wasatch will also see another 4-7 inches of blower Sunday night. Light snow continues over the higher passes in Colorado well into Monday.
Saturday– Wolf Creek, Durango, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbasin, Sundance, Aspen (PM), Arizona Snowbowl (AM)
Sunday– Alta, Snowbird, Wolf Creek, Silverton, Aspen ,Vail Monarch (DEEP), and perhaps Steamboat. Most of Summit will also see dumpage (7-10)
Monday– I-70 Corridor of Colorado with left overs and new snow from Sunday night (Lightest density of the storm cycle). Cold air might favor Winter Park with northerly flow