NOAA and many more weather outlets are pointing towards snow this week in the Rocky Mountains. Some are talking about up to a foot of new snow in the higher elevations.
Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming & B.C. are all expected to see snowfall this week with the bulk of the snow coming on Saturday.
Colorado may see snow as early as Tuesday.
ROCKY MOUNTAINS + B.C.:
“Well snow lovers, the next chance for snow in the US will likely be going into the weekend where the higher mountains of the Rockies, from the Wasatch in Utah to the Absaroka and Beartooth in Wyoming will see a thin blanket of white. A large scale upper level Low will drop through the West and there will be enough cold air aloft to produce the snow.” – Tom Niziol/The Weather Channel
“Many western U.S. locations will see precipitation some time over the next 7 days. The area from northern Utah through eastern Idaho and into Montana will see the greatest amounts.” – noaa, today
“Big temperature swings coming to much of the western U.S. by mid week! This particular image shows the change in temperature between today and Friday.” – NOAA, today
“We know there are still quite a few who venture into the backcountry during these early fall days, so if you or anyone you know is heading into the mountains this Wednesday through Friday: a very cold, wet storm system will bring snow levels to about 6000 feet along the Continental Divide, and will be combined with gusty winds. The threat for hypothermia, low visibility, and overall ugly and harsh conditions will be present. We’ll continue to update everyone through the week on this system!” – NOAA Missoula, MT today
“Confidence in a significant precipitation event is increasing for later this week, mainly Wednesday through Saturday. The ingredients for this event will be an upper level low and moisture from Hurricane Paine (as seen on the satellite image). To be clear, Paine will weaken significantly as it moves into the southwestern US and will no longer be a tropical system as it’s remnant moisture moves further into the western US. However, some of that remnant moisture may get pulled north into Montana which could help enhance rainfall totals in some areas with the upcoming storm system. The evolution of both features will play a significant role in which areas see the higher rainfall totals, so please keep in mind that forecast amounts are subject to change” – NOAA Great Falls, MT today
“Are you ready for fall weather? After the summer-like temperatures to begin this week, it will be significantly cooler and wetter by the 2nd half of the week!” – NOAA SLC, UT today
“A more significant storm system remains on track for Thursday (first day of Autumn) with the potential to bring widespread precipitation along with strong thunderstorms! Much cooler weather is then expected for Friday with mountain snow down to 8000-9000 feet mean sea level possible. Stay tuned as we continue to monitor this developing storm! ” – NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
“I have high confidence that we’ll see a storm from Thursday night through at least Saturday, and that this storm will bring cooler air with snow falling down to at least 10,000 feet.” – Joel Gratz/OpenSnow.com