Western US Is About To Get Dumped On | Over 36″ of Snow Possible

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories all over the Western USA Today – Saturday.

Over 36″ of snowfall possible for Utah and 26″ for Washington

It’s not all good news, though…  Many of these advisories are calling for Freezing Rain…  It’s raining right now in Lake Tahoe, CA…

We’ve outlined it all state by state below.

GEM model showing big snow forecast across the west next 7 days. image: tropicaltidbits.com
GEM model showing big snow forecast across the west next 7 days. image: tropicaltidbits.com

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings today for:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
Crystal Mountain Forecast! Image: NOAA
Crystal Mountain Forecast! Image: NOAA

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Watches today for:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Washington
Big precip coming to the western USA with some places forecast to see over 10″ of liquid next 7 days. image: noaa, today
Big precip coming to the western USA with some places forecast to see over 10″ of liquid next 7 days. image: noaa, today
Big precip coming to the western USA with some places forecast to see over 10″ of liquid next 7 days. image: noaa, today
Big precip coming to the western USA with some places forecast to see over 10″ of liquid next 7 days. image: noaa, today

SNOWFALL FORECASTS THURSDAY ON by STATE:

Oregon: 8-16″

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES...HEAVIEST NEAR MOUNT HOOD.
* PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN BELOW 4500 FEET
-NOAA Portland, OR Today
image: noaa portland, OR today
image: noaa portland, OR today

Washington: 18-26″

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...9 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS ANDIN THE MOUNTAINS 18 TO 
  26 INCHES.
* SNOW LEVEL...VALLEY FLOOR. RISING TO 1200 FEET SATURDAY.
-NOAA Seattle, WA Today
Image: NOAA Seattle, WA Today
Image: NOAA Seattle, WA Today

Idaho: 16-25″

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ABOVE7000 FT...AND ANOTHER 
  10 TO 15 INCHES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
* SNOW LEVELS RISE TO ABOVE 5000 FEET.
-NOAA Boise, ID Today
Current Snowcover Map! The West and PNW is looking GOOD! Image: Intellicast
Current Snowcover Map! The West and PNW is looking GOOD! Image: Intellicast

Wyoming: 18-28″

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE AND
  18 TO 28 INCHES ALONG THE TETON RANGE EXPECTED. 8 TO 12 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.
* SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE TOSNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
-NOAA Cheyenne, WY Today
Grand Targhee Forecast! WOW! Image: NOAA, Today
Grand Targhee Forecast! WOW! Image: NOAA, Today

Utah: 18-36+”

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...18 TO 36 INCHES THROUGH SATURDAYAFTERNOON. LOCALLY GREATER 
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLYTHROUGH THE NORTHERN WASATCH RANGE.
* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OFNORTHERN UTAH.
- NOAA SLC, UT today

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