Multiple rounds of snow are forecasted to hit the mountains of Washington Friday – next week. While snowfall totals are still in question, some much needed precipitation is finally on the way.
- Multiple Rounds Of Snow Friday – Next Week
“Storm door opens back up Friday night with wet weather from time to time into next week!”
– NOAA Spokane, WA
Crystal Mountain Resort, WA should be set up well for a few storms in the coming week.
Snow levels are forecasted to hover between 2,000ft and 3,000ft.
The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average temperatures and above average precipitation in Washington.
Additional Storm Info:
Washington: Multiple Rounds Of Snow Friday – Next Week
* Storm door opens back up Friday night with wet weather from time to time into next week! - NOAA Spokane, WA
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 852 AM PST Thu Dec 6 2018 .SYNOPSIS...High pressure will remain in control through Friday with dry weather and below normal low temperatures. A weakening front will give some light precipitation to the area Friday night into early Saturday. A stronger front will affect the area on Sunday. Additional systems will bring continued wet weather to the area next week. && .SHORT TERM /TODAY - SATURDAY/...Skies are clear this morning with no fog seen on the preliminary GOES 17 imagery. It is quite cool across the region with temperatures ranging from the mid and upper teens in normally colder outlying valleys and in portions of the south interior to the 20s across most other areas. The urban area of Seattle remained in the lower 30s. Temperatures will rise into the 40s across the area this afternoon under a bright December sun. An incoming frontal system, currently around 145W longitude, will become increasingly narrow and north-south oriented as it moves into the dry air along the west coast. 12Z model solutions show little in the way of cloud cover tonight ahead of the front actually making it into Western Washington. So, temperatures tonight are now expected to mirror what we saw this morning with mid to upper teens in normally colder and protected valleys, 20s most other areas, and lower 30s in the urban Seattle area. Forecasts were updated to account for the colder temperatures in the outlying valleys. High temperatures were nudged upward toward a model mean. Some light rain will spread inland Friday night into early Saturday morning as the front pushes onshore and weakens. This front is only expected to produce light precipitation amounts and snowfall in the passes are only expected to be 3 inches or less. A brief break is expected between systems Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will slowly return to the more mild side of normal. Albrecht .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...A stronger frontal system will push through the area on Sunday with more widespread precipitation, though accumulations are not expected to be heavy. Snow levels will remain at or below pass levels with another couple of inches there. Breezy southerly winds will also accompany the system. Secondary shortwave will keep showers going on Monday. Past Monday, progressive pattern will continue. Additional systems will likely impact the area though still some model discrepancies with regards to timing and strength of each individual wave. Whole period won`t be a washout but timing breaks is difficult at this stage in the game. Regardless, looks like decent rainfall across the area. Snow levels will likely hover around pass levels with moderate accumulations. Advisories may be necessary at some point and those with travel plans should keep an eye on the forecast.