Wednesday 8.15 AM.
It looks like the FWT stop in Revelstoke that is on hold, may start on Thursday. At least as they do manage to get the avalanche risk on the contest hill under control. Due to 1 meter/3 feet of fresh snow since Monday and a tricky layer underneath changes to start an avalanche have gone up to HIGH (4).
At the moment it's still snowing in the Canadian Rockies. Strong Southwest winds dropped up to 1 meter/3 feet of fresh snow. A significant storm hit the PNW and Canadian Rockies and now Montana, Wyoming and California will be in the line of fire. You may expect up to 7 inches/20 cm new snow by the end of the day and another 7-14 inches/20-30 cms overnight.
West (PNW and Canadian/US Rockies)
Wednesday intense snowfalls will continue. You may expect another 5-15 inches/15-45 cms during the complete period. Temperatures are dropping since the cold sector is moving in on Today. It will be sunny and dry on Thursday and Friday. Good news for the FWT stop in Revelstoke. First chair alarms for Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Last weekend I announced a foot of fresh snow for Wednesday-Friday and it looks like this will come true. The cold sector is pushing colder air towards Tahoe and the first flurries are expected today. Since it's colder there is less moisture, but the orographic effects and the cold air will add some extra inches. Higher up I do expect 5-10 inches even a foot of rather cold smoke blower pow.
No fresh powder until Thursday so you'd better save your money for better days to come. Jetstream is turning northwest and bringing an new storm in. Upper air temperatures will be really cold and if the lake effect could add some extra moisture to this storm, than this might be a good one. All depending on the track this storm will follow. I expect 7-15 inches possibly up to 22 inches in the snowmagnets. Some extra sugar will be added during the weekend
The storm that arrives today in the PNW is expected in Colorado on Thursday. First snow is expected in the southern mountains as the warm sector moves in. Friday snowfalls continues in the Southern mountains (expect up to 1 foot) but it will remain dry in the west and north. But the cold sector is moving, wind will turn northwest and snow is finally coming to the rest of the State from Friday to Saturday. I expect 4-12 inches. Especially the snowmagnets will go for some extra sugar.
First Chair Alarms
Wednesday: first chair in Cascades and Whistler, South Colombia, Selkirks etc.. Montana and Wyoming
Thursday: first chair in Tahoe, Cascades and Whistler, South Colombia, Selkirks etc.. Montana and Wyoming
Friday: first chair in Tahoe, Utah, San Juan Mountains
Saturday: first chair in Utah, San Juan Mountains, Northern and Western Colorado, New Mexico