A huge atmospheric river event is forecasted to deliver rain to most mountain passes in the PNW but above 8k– it’s going to get very snowy.
How snowy are we talking? We’re talking over 15 feet of snow for the summit of Mount Rainier– yeah, that snowy. The event, while warm, will provide some serious coverage for high alpine terrain from Whistler to Mount Hood.
Mount Rainier Forecast:
Mount Baker Forecast:
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY…
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, Snohomish.
* Until noon PDT today
* 3 to 5 inches of rain that fell across the Olympics and parts of the Cascades the past 24 hours is still driving some rivers in Western Washington. Rivers seeing the largest rises include the Nooksack, Stillaguamish, and Skagit Rivers. The Nooksack at Cedarville is the most likely river to possibly reach flood stage this morning. However, runoff continues and there is still some threat of minor flooding on other rivers.
* If flooding does occur, it is expected to be minor.