Epic Alert Northwest For Saturday – Powder Alert in the Rockies On Monday/Tuesday

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 24, 2012 2:08 am

Warm moist flow in the Northwest today (5-10) will deepen tonight as snow levels fall to near 1,000 feet by Saturday morning (7-14 new by lift opening) and continue heavy through the day on Saturday bringing storm totals in the 20-25 inch range by late Saturday night. Epic Alert Hoisted due to light density snow on top of a dense layer from today. Most areas will see significant snow with my best guess at the highest amounts over Crystal and Stevens (Central Cascades).   Winds will be an issue Friday evening and perhaps early Saturday however should ease by 11AM.

The Rockies get some of that action on Saturday evening with the cold front reaching the Tetons and Northern Utah by 6PM. Light to moderate amounts likely over the Wasatch and Tetons (4-7) Saturday night and even lighter amounts for Northern Colorado (1-4) especially over SteamboatModerate to heavy snow likely for Monday night into Tuesday for the Wasatch, Tetons, and Statewide in Colorado as a secondary low and cold front stall over the inter- mountain west.  Stay tuned for updates as this storm could produce decent amounts by Tuesday!

Extended:  Light snow likely into the Rockies later this week and a good chance of heavy snow for the Cascades again by Wednesday!

- Powderchaser Steve