An atmospheric river over 5,000 miles long is creating a bridge of moisture that spans the entire Pacific Ocean. As you can guess, this bad boy is bringing some serious early season snowfall with it.
While forecasts are still far out, snow is almost certain to start falling on mainland US this Thursday before moving inland Sat/Sun. Snowfall totals in places like Whistler and Mt Baker ski area could exceed 70″according to Snow-Forecast.com.
The storm will hit BC and Whistler/Blackcomb in particular before moving inland. NOAA actually has Red Resort and Whitewater getting the highest quality snow out of this demon spawn.
- Expect between 20″-70″ above 4,000′ @Whistler
- PNW gets the goods Friday with Mt Baker set to receive up to 20″ at its higher elevations.
- 14″ forecasted for Mt Hood’s summit elevations.
Time to get heavy metal!