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Mt. Baker is in for one hell of a weekend. According to NOAA’s forecast, Mt. Baker could pick up a whooping 57″ of snow by Monday. The resort is not open yet but look for things to get rolling for Thanksgiving. Here is the breakdown on the storm….
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Watch for the Mt. Baker area:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST SATURDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET... * HAZARD TYPE...SNOW AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WITH LOCAL FREEZING RAIN IN THE PASSES. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A FOOT OF SNOW OR MORE IS LIKELY AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS AND HIGHEST PASSES. MAINLY RAIN WITH A LITTLE FREEZING RAIN WILL FALL IN THE MAIN CASCADE PASSES...STEVENS AND SNOQUALMIE PASSES TODAY...BUT THE SNOW LEVEL WILL FALL TONIGHT. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE NORTH CASCADES HIGHWAY...CAYUSE AND CHIN0OK PASSES. * TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. RAIN AND LOCAL FREEZING RAIN AT STEVENS PASS MAY CHANGE BACK OVER TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN AT SNOQUALMIE PASS WILL TURN TO WET SNOW SHOWERS THIS EVENING. * IMPACT...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER CASCADE PASSES.