Snow is falling across Washington State today and Mount Rainier could see up to 5 feet of new snow by Saturday morning.
Crystal Mountain, White Pass, Mt Baker, and Stevens Pass should all get in on the action but the big time snowfall will occur above 5,000′ AKA Mount Rainier. The only question that remains is when will we see the first powder turns in Washington State?
Our guess is on Friday….
5-DAy Forecasted Snowfall Totals:
- Mount Rainier — 63″
- Crystal Mountain — 17″
- Mt Baker — 10″
- White Pass — 7″
- Stevens Pass — 6″
Mount Rainier, Washington:
Crystal Mountain, Washington:
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES ABOVE 5000 FEET UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON…
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, which is in effect until 5 PM PDT this afternoon.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 to 10 inches total.
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…Paradise on Mount Rainier.
* TIMING…Occasional bursts of heavy snow can be expected through midafternoon.
* SNOW LEVEL…Generally in the 4500 to 5000 foot range.
* MAIN IMPACT…Winter driving conditions can be expected.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel hazardous.