Mt. Baker ski area has gotten 28″ of snow from the latest storm including 10″ last night. Baker now has an 60-82″ snow base – the deepest in North America.
“Today’s Storm Total is at 28 inches with 10 new overnight. The winds are moderate and there is indeed lots of fresh snow from about the Honkers Cat Track up to higher elevations. . . . however, the snow level took a rise on us and as of this 6:00am update it is now raining at White Salmon and snowing at Heather Meadows.” – Mt. Baker, today
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Washington’s Cascades with 3-8 more inches of snow forecast today. Snow levels will be up and down this week. See snow level graph below.
* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN THE CASCADES SINCE NOON SATURDAY. ANOTHER 3 TO 8 INCHES IS LIKELY THIS MORNING AS A FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. - NOAA Seattle, WA today
WINTER STORM WARNING for WASHINGTON:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 412 AM PST SUN DEC 6 2015 CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES- CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES- CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES- ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY... * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN THE CASCADES SINCE NOON SATURDAY. ANOTHER 3 TO 8 INCHES IS LIKELY THIS MORNING AS A FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...MOUNT BAKER HIGHWAY...PARADISE AT MOUNT RAINIER...SNOQUALMIE AND STEVENS PASS. * TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THIS MORNING...THEN DECREASE TO SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. * SNOW LEVEL...GENERALLY 4000 TO 5000 FEET...ALTHOUGH SNOQUALMIE PASS AT AN ELEVATION OF 3000 FEET WAS STILL 32 DEGREES AND SNOWING AT 3 AM. * MAIN IMPACT...SNOWFALL WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE IN OR TRAVELING IN THE CASCADES...BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL DELAYS.