NOAA: Up to 12″ of Snow Fell in Washington Today | 3-8″ of Snow Forecast Tonight…

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Mt. Baker ski area, WA on March 17th, 2016. photo: janus kober
Mt. Baker ski area, WA on March 17th, 2016. photo: janus kober

As of 2pm today, Mt. Baker ski area saw 8-12″ of snow in 24 hours.

NOAA is forecasting 3-8 more inches of snow in Washington today.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...ANOTHER 3 TO 6 INCHES TONIGHT...EXPECT 4 TO 8
  INCHES IN THE CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES.
  - NOAA Seattle, WA today

Snow levels will be at 3,000-feet meaning snow for all Washington ski resorts.  

THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 3000 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES - NOAA Seattle, WA today
Pin = Mt. Baker ski area. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
Pin = Mt. Baker ski area. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

Mt. Baker is just shy of 600″ of snowfall for the season and they’ll likely break 600″ this week. ¬†Baker has the deepest snowpack in North America (175-215″) and the second largest snowfall total (Alyeska = #1 at 755″).

Crystal Mountain has seen 3″ of snow in the past 24 hours and their snowfall total is at 504″.

The Washington snowpack is looking good right now with the Mt. Baker area around 117% of average, every zone in WA near or above average right now.

Mt. Baker ski area snowpack around 117% of average to date. image: nrcs, today
Mt. Baker ski area snowpack around 117% of average to date. image: nrcs, today

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for WASHINGTON:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
352 PM PDT SUN MAR 27 2016

CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* TIMING...THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 3000 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY AROUND A PUGET
  SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE IN THE CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING
  COUNTIES. CURRENTLY THE CONVERGENCE ZONE IS AROUND SNOQUALMIE
  PASS AND IT SHOULD MOVE SOUTH AND DISSIPATE TONIGHT.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...ANOTHER 3 TO 6 INCHES TONIGHT...EXCEPT 4 TO 8
  INCHES IN THE CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOWFALL AT TIMES TONIGHT WILL PRODUCE
  SLIPPERY ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITIES. TRAVEL OVER THE PASSES
  IS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED. ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME.

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