It is this time of year when powderhounds go into momentary mood swings, warm temps, wet snow, rain at the bases, but rest assured winter always returns at some point in April and often in early May for surprise dumps and brief cold snaps.
This week will not bring euphoria as warm temps, showers, light snow at higher elevations and clouds, may put you on your bikes for the next 7 days. Is there light for powder at the end of the tunnel? keep reading:
Models are often changing especially 7 days out. I will say that moisture begins to return moderately in the Sierra with high snow levels by Saturday. Some snow will likely fall at the highest elevations into Sunday with the southern mountains around Mammoth and big Bear being favored (Wet snow). Low pressure froms over southern California moving over northern Utah and southern Idaho by Monday next week. The models are trending increasing moisture in the Rockies by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Now for the good news!
We want cold air! The models show a cold front dropping into the Rockies by the middle of next week. This should impact Montana, Wyoming, and areas of Utah and Colorado especially next Thursday and Friday. Hopefully the models will hold true! Looking out 12 days, there might be a cold dump in the Cascades by April 7th.
Keep your powder dreams alive, work hard, play hard, and why not grab the bike this week and the boards by next!
Powderchaser Steve (PCS).