NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Mt. Rainier area of Washington State for today including Crystal Mountain ski resort.
The Winter Storm Warning is calling for 6-10″ of snow by 5pm today.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 10 inches total. - NOAA Seattle, WA today
Snow levels will be around 5,000′ with this storm.
* SNOW LEVEL...Generally in the 4500 to 5000 foot range. - NOAA Seattle, WA today
Mt. Rainier and Crystal Mountain both awoke to a bit of snow on the ground yesterday morning and a couple inches of snow today.
NOAA is currently forecasting 50-71″ of snow at 12,762′ on Mt. Rainier, WA today through Thursday (see image below).
NOAA is forecasting 8-18″ of snow at 6,322′ at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort between today and tomorrow (see image way below).
Snow is forecast everyday through Friday on Mt. Rainier and at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.
This storm is great news for squashing the wildfires that have been burning in Washington this summer.
SEA-TAC airport had only seen 0.02″ of rain in the past 3 months as of September 14th, 2017.
“Seattle (SeaTac, specifically) has received 0.02 inch rain in the last 3 months.” – NOAA Seattle, WA on September 14th, 2017
Winter Storm Warning for Washington:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 202 AM PDT Tue Sep 19 2017 Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties- 202 AM PDT Tue Sep 19 2017 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES ABOVE 5000 FEET UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, which is in effect until 5 PM PDT this afternoon. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 10 inches total. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Paradise on Mount Rainier. * TIMING...Occasional bursts of heavy snow can be expected through midafternoon. * SNOW LEVEL...Generally in the 4500 to 5000 foot range. * MAIN IMPACT...Winter driving conditions can be expected.