Report From Powderchasers.com
Synopsis: Storm system is just now entering California with heavy snow also lighting up the radar near Elko Nevada. That system has lots of cold air and energy that will dump 8-11 inches tonight and tomorrow morning over the Sierra. Higher amounts will be likely at Crest level (9-15). 5-8 inches over Lake Level. Powder Alerts continue! Next week looks interesting as well? Hello El Nino! Welcome!
The Wasatch gets several hours of accumulating snowfall Wednesday Noon through midnight. System is not overly moist but the cold convective nature of the storm could land 6-10 inches at higher elevations. The winds might favor resorts like Snowbasin, and Powder Mountain.Areas north to the Idaho border into Pocatello could see heavier snow. Main energy favors southern Idaho. Big Cottonwood (Brighton, Solitude) might beat LCC (Alta, Snowbird) with SW flow. Look for some surprises in the Wasatch Back (Eastern areas from PCMR). The Park City resorts (One Park City) will fare decent with the colder air (5-9). Southwest flow can bring some surprises to areas that normally don’t see the highest amounts. If you have been holding out to Cross Country Ski at lower elevations of Park City you are in luck by Thanksgiving morning. Finally low elevation snowfall!
The Tetons land snowfall under Northerly winds. This is not ideal for heavy amounts however the convection might win some moderate amounts (4-7). The town of Jackson or perhaps even Snow King wins out? NOAA still has 5-10? I am cautiously optimistic. As we forecasted earlier this week,Montana resorts will see a quick shot of 4-9 inches tonight and Wednesday. Northern areas of Idaho may see the first decent dump of the season tonight! Perhaps the Wednesday call is Bridger or Big Sky? Bring it on!
Next week looks interesting! EL Nino may show it’s teeth as more storms are lined up in Pacific with no clear direction or signal right now as to who is going to see the white room.