I started this Saturday off with a fantastic workout in the Foothills of Colorado. This time I was greeted my much colder temps and an inch of snow on parts of the trail. I also bumped into my friend Justin Becker and we finished the trail run together. Great seeing and chatting with him!
- A weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river (AR) continues to deliver heavy snow (25-40 inches) to the high volcanoes and high Cascades of the Pacific Northwest today and tapers-off on Sunday.
- This AR then slides south and nails California’s High Sierra.
- The key elevation looks to be 5000′. Stay above that for several feet of snow accumulation 12/12-12/14.
- This storm system then breaks loose and delivers 1-2 feet of snow accumulation to parts of Utah and Colorado 12/14-12/15.
- In Colorado, I like the Western Slope ski areas (again) for the most snow accumulation 12/14-12/15.
- Idaho, SW Montana, and Wyoming all get snow as well.
Here’s my forecast video with more analysis and two-timeframe snow forecast the West.