7 DAY POWDER FORECAST- POWDER ALERT CASCADES, TETONS, AND WASATCH
Several systems will bring snowfall to the West this week with a general increase in moisture towards the Thursday-Saturday Time frame. Light to moderate snow (4-7) is likely in theCascades later today through Wednesday morning (Snow level at pass level). Snowfall will increase from moderate to heavy Wednesday night into Thursday for most of the Cascades, lowering snow levels (3500 feet) and a solid chance of a semi deep day for many spots of the Cascades (7-15). General warming will occur late in the week when a very moist system arrives Friday-Saturday bringing snow levels to 5,000 feet. Rain at the bases and heavy snow for the upper elevations. The Good: This storm will significantly add to the upper mountain bases. The Bad: Expect rain at the bases and a general wash out of the new snow from Thursday at lower elevations.
ROCKIES – SIERRA
The northern mountains of Colorado will see light snow tonight through Wednesday trending moderate in certain spots near Steamboat Springs (4-8 likely by Wednesday AM) The Wasatch andTetons will also see light to occasional moderate snowfall through Wednesday (3-6) and a trend for moderate to heavier amounts Thursday PM into Friday. Moisture from the Cascades takes aim atCentral Idaho Thursday and into theTetons by late morning (PM Storm ski day). The Wasatch and Tetons stand their best odds of a powder day for Friday with moderate snow on top of the amounts from earlier this week (5-10 additional). Do I dare mention the Sierra? The models show a good chance of light snow along I-80 on Thursday (2-4).
Colorado sees an increase of snowfall again on Friday with the bulk of moisture aimed at the 4 corners region (Telluride, Durango, Silverton, Wolf Creek) into New Mexico. I am more bullish for Telluride than the Wolf. Areas from Aspen and south are favored. I-70 will see snowfall Friday with generally light to moderate amounts (3-6). The 4 corners will see higher amounts.
Extended – Snowfall for late this weekend.
The very moist system in the Cascades late this week moves into Idaho on Saturday and across the Rockies late Saturday night through Sunday. This may bring moderate to heavy snowfall to many areas from the Tetons, Wasatch and most of Colorado for the late weekend period. Powder Alerts are likely for the northern Rockies this weekend.
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