Storm Hitting Western U.S. | Who’s Got the Goods & Who’s Getting More

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After this most recent storm has handed out the goods ski conditions have gone from spring to pow. The best part? There’s more! The first storm has moved across the region over the past few days and has heavily favored California. As the storm has tracked East the Rockies have begun to pick up snow, and will be getting more in the next few days!


72hrsnowfall72 hour snowfall across the Western U.S. photo: NOAA


72 Hour Snowfall Totals

21” – Kirkwood

20” – Sierra-at-TahoeSugar Bowl

15” – Boreal

14” – Crested Butte

13” – Alpine MeadowsMonarch MountainBear Mountain

11” – Snowbird

10” – Wolf CreekMammoth MountainNorthstar

72 Hour Forecast

20” – Mt Bachelor

18” – Sugar Bowl

15” – Grand Targhee, Alpental

13” – Stratton, Alpine Meadows, Squaw, Bear Mountain, Kirkwood, Mt. Snow, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl

12” – Big Sky, Boreal, Tamarack, Schweitzer, Sun Valley

11” – Wachussett Mountain, Waterville Valley, Sierra-at-Tahoe

10” – Northstar


From the forecasts and reports, Tahoe is getting nailed by this storm. There were so many places that received or are forecasted to receive less than 10” to mention. Because of the split jet stream, this storm is hitting almost everywhere in the Western United States! The entire West Coast will get hit, but the heaviest snowfall totals are going to be in central Oregon, with snowfall for the next 24 hours somewhere around a foot and a half, tapering off slightly (before the next storm) after that.


frisatstormFirday/Saturday storm forecast. Big Low pressure system over the NorthEast Pacific! photo: NOAA

montues stormStorm system forecasted to land on Monday/Tuesday. photo: NOAA

And this is only the 72-hour forecast. After this forecast window there are other storms lining up. We could be skiing powder (mixed with days of leftover pow) for the next week throughout the West.  For the West Coast (Sierras to the Cascades) following a break in the storm on Thursday, another weather system is moving in on Friday and into Saturday. This will clear out Sunday/Monday and other storm is headed our way Monday night/Tuesday morning! As these storms track East, they will continue bringing the goods to the rest of the West. And, there may be more further into April?! Bring on the storm train!

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3 thoughts on “Storm Hitting Western U.S. | Who’s Got the Goods & Who’s Getting More

  1. Whistler Froecast looks epic! 130 cm forecast thru Sunday equals 4 feet!

    Alpine Forecast provided by Mountain Weather Services
    Issued March 28, 2014, 4am. Next update by 11am.
    Today Snow heavy at times. Freezing level: 1300 metres. Snow: Accumulation 28 cm.
    Tonight Snow heavy at times. Freezing level: 1100 metres. Snow: Accumulation 30 cm.
    Saturday Snow heavy at times. Freezing level: 1300 metres. Snow: Accumulation 28 cm.
    Sunday Snow heavy at times. Freezing level: 1200 metres. Snow: Accumulation 43 cm.
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