After a very busy week with spots in the Sierra such as Kirkwood picking up an amazing 95 inches in 5 days and Snowbird ranking in 42 inches of light fluff last weekend the weather pattern this week will remain wet in the Northwest and Sierra however amounts will be light to moderate with each event slowly building to heavier potential by next weekend. I see good opportunity to chase in the Southern Cascades by mid week and perhaps even better by next Saturday?
A tribe of powderchasers from Boulder and Steamboat (Blake, Ben, and Anonymous) managed to drive from Colorado to Kirkwood before the last dump get hung up with the law in Lovelock NV for 24 hours, and still managed to get bailed out for 1st tracks at Kirkwook last Saturday with over 2 feet from the night before. They stayed for the full 95 inches and drove 20 hours straight back on Monday night in order to keep their jobs just so they can hit the road again for the next epic dump!
The Chase: The opportunity exists for 3-6 inches of medium density snow in the Cascades this week every 24-48 hours so my picks would be Tuesday/Wednesday as the freshies build slowly and perhaps even higher amounts by next weekend. The Sierra will see light snow on Sunday (3-6), and a stronger system on Tuesday night (7-9) with strong winds! Heavier snow is possible in the Sierra by next weekend.
The Rockies will see 3-5 inches in the Wasatch on Sunday night and Monday with 1-2 inches in Northern Colorado. The Chase looks better for next Sunday/Monday with a cold front bringing a good chance of moderate snow to the Wasatch, Tetons, and Northern Rockies.
Enjoy the fresh snow and stay tuned to Powderchasers for any updates posted on the website.