The Gulf of Alaska is really churning out some storms these days. Starting next weekend, a third storm from Alaska will move down the west coast of British Columbia before slamming into California and steadily moving across the western United States. Snowfall totals are supposed to be significant with snow accumulating above 5,000 feet on Sunday.
“Three-peat? Yes, it looks like another cool wet storm late next weekend, which would make it the 3rd such storm in a row. It looks a lot like the last 2 we’ve seen, a cool, wet system from the Gulf of Alaska. Mountain snow with Valley rain and maybe some thunderstorms are forecast.”- NWS Sacramento
Last week, we covered the exceptional early season snowpack and these photos show us exactly what consecutive storms can do for coverage in the Sierra.
Although it’s still way too far out to predict snowfall totals, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center current long-term models are boding well for the next ten days.
“By early next week another low pressure system is forecast to bring active weather to the central part of the country. An active weather pattern is forecast to continue for the western U.S. and Alaska during the period, as upper-level low pressure is expected to remain anchored over that region for the next one to two weeks.”– NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Spoiler Alert: California Should Get More Snow!