7 Day Powder Forecast From Powderchasers

7 Day Powder Forecast From Powderchasers


7 Day Powder Forecast From Powderchasers



Report From Powderchasers

Short term models show an uptick of moisture in the Northwest and Rockies next week. with a small system this weekend and a moderate system early next week. The big winners last Tuesday was Monarch (17 inches) closely followed by Eldora with similar amounts.  Breckenridge managed to sneak in 7 inches Monday/Tuesday.

The PNW gets light rain this weekend (High snow levels). That migrates into central Idaho and the Tetons Saturday night.  The high elevations of the Tetons should grab 2-4 inches through Sunday.   A cold front comes in early Sunday over the Pacific Northwest.  Moderate snow is likely mid Sunday through Monday.  That cold front races into Central Idaho late Sunday night into Monday morning (Moderate snow likely). The Tetons will likely reap deeper rewards with this round of snow versus the teaser this weekend (Wont speculate on amounts but most likely (moderate).

Models all differ on snow for the Wasatch.  Some point to a decent cold front on Monday  (Could offer a surprise refresh). Other models show most moisture staying on the northern edge of Utah over Wyoming before dropping into Colorado.   All models point to moisture moving into ColoradoMonday night and Tuesday.  Amounts will be moderate and could favor areas closer to Denver as well as the central mountains Tuesday. Winds in Colorado start out from the NW (Cold air) so areas from Steamboat, Aspen, Vail, and Breckenridge should see a decent shot of snow late Monday night.  Winds shift to the North on Tuesday favoring the Front Range. 4-8 inches or more are likely with perhaps higher amounts.

Summary:  Overall confidence is high for light snow for the Tetons Saturday and higher amounts Monday.  Confidence for the Wasatch is slightly less but decent odds of a teaser storm Monday.  Confidence is high for Colorado late Monday/Tuesday.

The long term models show an uptick of moisture for the West especially after March 8th.  There looks like a trend to favor the Sierra and perhaps Southern Rockies including the Wasatch and a good area of Colorado.

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