Rockies: The Wasatch will begin to see light snow on Friday morning turning heavy by afternoon and continuing through the night. Snow will continue light to moderate through Saturday night under cold NW flow and favor all areas in the Northern Wasatch especially Little Cottonwood Canyon. Expect storm totals in the 18-25 inch range. The Tetons are not favored by NW flow however expect 7-10 inches with higher amounts near Grand Targhee on the West side of the pass. Colorado will see light snow in the San Juan’s as early as Friday morning and turn heavy after 8PM into Saturday morning under SW flow (11-15- Silverton, Wolf Creek Crested Butte). The Central Colorado Mountains pick up light snow along I-70 by Saturday morning turning heavier with the winds from the NW by 11AM. Steamboat, Beaver Creek, and Vail will do well under NW flow. By 11AM Saturday moderate to heavy snow will be falling over I-70 into Summit County and continue into the evening (6-10). All areas along the Front Range will end up seeing snow by Saturday afternoon.
Friday- Northern Sierra (expect 7-10 fresh in the AM still snowing lightly). North Central Montana- (11-18 of cold smoke powder).
Saturday- (Wasatch of Utah- 12-15 new by morning and snowing moderately). San Juan’s of Colorado (9-12 new and snowing lightly).
Sunday- I-70 (Light snow but beware that most areas will groom the heck out of it).
Get out and enjoy the powder but beware of the hazards under the light density snow!