In our 7 day outlook models showed distinct trends towards moisture aimed at the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies. Light snow has been falling over a good portion of northern and central Colorado over the past few days as well as the Tetons (Lighter amounts). Most snowfall has been above 9000 feet.
Storm #1:- Stoke Factor- Low-moderate
The models depict a high probability of light snow above 8,000 feet for the Wasatchbeginning Thursday morning. This moisture extends north into central Idaho as well as the Tetons (2-5). The system quickly races towards the 4 corners (San Juan’s get grazed) where moderate snowfall is possible in northern New Mexico on Friday/Saturday depending on the exact track. A distinct cool down is in the cards for the Wasatch and Tetons that have been unseasonably warm in the past few weeks (Warmest fall on record for Utah).
Significant moisture will be falling in the Pacific Northwest and the interior of BC this week (Rain below 7000 feet) through Saturday. A strong cold front pushes in on Sunday changing rain to snow in the Cascades (Moderate event- quick mover) and into northern California by Monday morning. Snow will likely be falling at lake level in the Sierra for several hours before edging towards the Wasatch, central Idaho and the Tetons early next week (3-9). This will not be the mega storm we have been waiting for but should certainly bring much needed buzz to several resorts including the base areas. Models are in disagreement beyond that time frame. Moisture might sweep north from the Tetons into the Dakotas? Another system may drop into Colorado by mid next week?
Keep the snow dance going as surprises will be in the cards this winter!
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