POWDER ALERT: HEAVY SNOW IS FALLING OVER THE CASCADES AND HEADED FOR THE ROCKIES

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 8, 2013 12:02 pm

Powder Chasers

9-10 inches of FRESH powder fell Saturday night over the south Cascades (Crystal Mountain) and over 10 inches fell at Baker.

Massive amounts of snow is currently falling at Mount Hood and other areas in Oregon. Idaho saw a good 4-7 inches during the day yesterday and models showed heavy snowfall into central Montana from Helena to Great Falls last night. This all moved into the Sierras late last night with an unfortunate 3-6 inches.

The Wasatch will see continuous snowfall, beginning last night, through Tuesday, with its best chance for moderate amounts tabbed for late this morning through midnight tonight. Total amounts of snow by Tuesday night should be 10-14 inches in the Cottonwoods over the three day period. Wind direction there is favorable early in the storm, but turns East-Northeast late tonight. These winds will dump very heavy snow over Evanston, Wyoming and areas of the Uinta mountains just East of Park City. Will Park City reap better rewards? The Tetons remain just north of the heaviest snow. They saw a steady 4 inches all around yesterday, with snow growing lighter today.

Colorado: All eyes are on Colorado tonight through midnight Tuesday. The San Juan’s see good SW flow late tonight into Tuesday morning. Expect 10-12 inches by 10am tomorrow. Winds shift to the North on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy snow to the Front Range, and moderate snow to areas West of the divide. This will be a storm ski day (Wind and heavy snow). Expect heavy snowfall in spots like Winter Park, Eldora and Loveland (9-14 inches) during the day. Monarch (5-10) is a wildcard and could be deep as early as Tuesday morning. Steamboat might benefit from wrap around moisture from the north. Areas West of the divide will see 5-10 inches, with the highest amounts falling near Summit County. Snowmass can reap rewards with North flow, so it is also on the wildcard list.

Details are still emerging, so stay tuned for possible updates.

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