Miracle March is on track to arrive in the Western USA this weekend.
Precipitation and snowfall forecasts just keep getting bigger as weather models agree more each day and the major pattern change gets closer.
The West Coast continues to put up staggering numbers with some forecasts showing up to 6-10″ of liquid precipitation on the West Coast next 7 days (6-10″ of liquid precipitation could translate to 6-10 feet of snow if it all comes in as snow…).
The Western USA appears to be in for a very snowy month of March.
- CALIFORNIA’s Sierra Nevada & Cascade mountains = NOAA is calling for a “Good Atmospheric River” to hit on Saturday/Sunday with up to 3″ of liquid precipitation (potentially 3-feet of snow) forecast on the Sierra Crest near Lake Tahoe, CA by Sunday evening .
"The precip will be intense for a 12 hour period Saturday night into Sunday morning with a good atmospheric river and strong forcing. First guess precip amounts of 3+ inches along the Sierra Crest." - NOAA Reno, NV today
- NOAA’s long range hazard forecast is calling for “Heavy Snow” in the Sierra Nevada everyday from March 5th – March 14th (see images near bottom of article). That would be one helluva long cycle…
- NOAA’s liquid precipitation forecast for the northern Sierra Nevada is showing 10″ of liquid precipitation falling in the next 7-days. 10″ of liquid precipitation would translate to 10-feet of snow if it all comes in as snow.
- Brian Allegretto of Opensnow.com is forecasting 26-40″ of snow above 8,000-feet in Lake Tahoe, CA by Monday.
- Mammoth Mountain Weather Guy is forecasting 120-150″ of snowfall for Mammoth, CA in the month of March.
- OREGON’s Cascade mountains (Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor) are looking at a range from 2-3″ of liquid precipitation in the next 7-days, which would translate to about 2-3 feet of snowfall.
- WASHINGTON’s Cascade mountains (Mt. Baker ski area, Crystal Mountain) are looking at a range from 2-3″ of liquid precipitation in the next 7-days, which would translate to about 2-3 feet of snowfall.
Idaho, Wyoming, Montana:
- Idaho (Schweitzer, Sun Valley) is forecast to see around 2.5″ of liquid precipitation in the next 7-days, which would translate to about 2.5-feet of snowfall.
- The Teton mountains of Wyoming (Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole) are forecast to see 1.3″of liquid precipitation in the next 7-days, which would translate to about 16″ of snowfall.
- Southern Montana (Big Sky, Bridger Bowl) is forecast to see about .8″ of liquid precipitation in the next 7-days, which would translate to about 10″ of snowfall.
- Colorado is forecast to see 1-1.5″of liquid precipitation forecast the next 7-days, which would translate to around a 12-18″ of snowfall.
- NOAA is forecasting 1-1.4″ of liquid forecast for Utah the next 7-days which would translate to around 12-16″ of snowfall. Powder Mountain & Snowbasin look like they’ll do well in this cycle. Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton always seem to get more snow than forecast…
MORE MIRACLE MARCH INFO:
(read the captions under each image for more detail)