NOAA: Winter Storm Warning for PNW | Mount Baker Ski Area, WA Could See At Least 3-FEET Fresh Snow this week

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Snowfall probability. Credit: NOAA

An active period of weather is expected over the next week as the storm track remains focused on the PNW, forecasts the NOAA. A winter storm watch will bring heavy mountain snow, with Mount Baker Ski Area, WA expected to receive 24-36″. Powderchasers are even more optimistic, forecasting up to 6-FEET through Sunday.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING ABOVE 4000 FEET... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 4 AM PST EARLY THIS MORNING ABOVE 2000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 4000 feet. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches is possible into the evening until snow transitions to rain. * WHERE...Cascade mountains and valleys of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including Maple Falls, the Mount Baker Ski Area, Newhalem, Lyman, and Concrete. * WHEN...Until 10 PM PST this evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
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7-day extended forecast. Credit: NOAA

With 16″ reported already this morning, snow will continue through the week with totals being measured in feet rather than inches! 

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2-day weather data for Mount Baker. Credit: NOAA

Temperatures will drop to the low 20s, and winds will be breezy, gusting up to 25-mph.

After a slow start to the season in the northwest, it looks like they’re finally getting the goods. Expect powder days all week!

GEM Snowfall Forecast Model

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GEM snowfall total forecast model. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Other Info

Credit: NWS Seattle Washington
Credit: NWS Seattle Washington
Credit: NWS Seattle Washington