NOAA: Winter Storm Warnings for the West | Up To 30″ of Snow In the Forecast

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Pink= Winter Storm Warning, Purple= Winter Weather Advisory, Turquois= Winter Weather Watch. Image: NOAA, Today
Pink= Winter Storm Warning, Purple= Winter Weather Advisory, Turquois= Winter Weather Watch. Image: NOAA, Today

A winter storm is about to smother the Western U.S. with snowfall today – Friday. Up to 30″ in forecasted in Wyoming.

Mt. Bachelor, OR has received 45″ of snow in the past week and the forecast is calling for anywhere from 17-27″ of snow throughout today into tomorrow!

Mt. Bachelor just opened the NORTHWEST terrain, as seen in the video below, and they are about to open their new Cloud Chaser lift!

GFS forecast showing substantial snow totals over the next 6 days! Image: Tropical Tidbits
GFS forecast showing substantial snow totals over the next 6 days! Image: Tropical Tidbits

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings today for:

  • Oregon
  • Wyoming
  • Washington
  • Montana
  • Idaho
WOW, that's a lot of snow for Mt. Bachelor. Image: NOAA, Today
WOW, that’s a lot of snow for Mt. Bachelor. Image: NOAA, Today

NOAA has issued Winter Weather Advisories for: 

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Nevada
  • Colorado

(there’s also a Winter Storm Watch in Wyoming, Montana, California, and South Dakota)

Liquid precipitation totals are looking good over the next 7 days! Image: noaa
Liquid precipitation totals are looking good over the next 7 days! Image: noaa

SNOWFALL FORECASTS TODAY by STATE:

Oregon: 17-27″

Total daytime snow accumulation of 13 to 19 inches possible. 
New overnight snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
- NOAA Medford, OR Today
Oregon Snowfall Totals As of 8am Today. Image: NOAA Medford, OR Today
Oregon Snowfall Totals As of 8am Today. Image: NOAA Medford, OR Today

Wyoming: 20-30″

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...20 TO 30 INCHES IN THE TETONS WITH 16 TO 24
  INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE. SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.
- NOAA Riverton, WY Today
Storm Details. Image: NOAA Riverton, WY Today
Storm Details. Image: NOAA Riverton, WY Today

Washington: 6-13″

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...IN THE CASCADES 6 TO 13 INCHES...HEAVIEST SOUTH.
- NOAA Seattle, WA Today
The PNW is looking good for snow this week. Image: NOAA Seattle, WA Today
The PNW is looking good for snow this week. Image: NOAA Seattle, WA Today

Montana: 18-24″

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...18 TO 24 INCHES.
- NOAA Billings, MT today
Wow, those are some serious snow accumulations. Image: NOAA Billings, MT Today
Wow, those are some serious snow accumulations. Image: NOAA Billings, MT Today

Idaho: 24+”

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL SEE RAIN ON THURSDAYAND WILL LIKELY SEE 5 TO 10 INCHES OF TOTAL SNOW THROUGH FRIDAY.10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY 
HIGHER AMOUNTS TO AROUND 24 INCHESMAINLY ABOVE 5500 TO 6000 FEET.
- NOAA Boise, ID Today
Thursday snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Boise, ID Today
Thursday snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Boise, ID Today
 

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