Western USA About To Get Hammered by Series of Snow Storms | Up To 30+” of Snow Forecast

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PINK = Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. Orange = Blizzard Watch.
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. Orange = Blizzard Watch.  image:  noaa, today

The Western USA is about to get slammed with snow today/tomorrow and all week.  Oregon, Washington, and Utah are forecast to get the most with all 3 states forecast to see up to 24+ inches of snow.

Squaw Valley, CA has already seen 15″ of snow from these storms as of this morning.

These storms are cold with low snow levels and large amounts of moisture.

Huge snowfall totals through Tuesday at 4pm.  image:  noaa, todays
Huge snowfall totals through Tuesday at 4pm. image: noaa, todays
Big snow forecast all over the Western USA next 7 days according to the GEM model. image: tropical tidbits
Big snow forecast all over the Western USA next 6 days according to the GEM model. image: tropical tidbits

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings today for:

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Utah
  • Colorado
Snow all week except for one stellar day on Thursday this week at Mt. Bachelor, OR. image: noaa, today
Snow all week except for one stellar day on Thursday this week at Mt. Bachelor, OR. image: noaa, today

NOAA has issued Winter Weather Advisories for:

  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado

(there’s also a Winter Storm Watch in Utah (blue) and a Blizzard Warning in Wyoming (orange) – see map at top of article)

Liquid precip totals looking solid next 7 days across the Western USA. image: noaa, today
Liquid precip totals looking solid next 7 days across the Western USA with 3.4″ of precip forecast for Oregon (if that all caomes as snow that’d be over 3′ of snow). image: noaa, today

SNOWFALL FORECASTS TODAY by STATE:

Oregon = 12-24″

* ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW...HEAVIEST ABOVE 4000 FEETIN ELEVATION.
- NOAA Portland, OR today
Big snow coming to OR. image: noaa, yesterday
Big snow coming to OR. image: noaa, yesterday

Washington = 12-24″

* ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW...HEAVIEST ABOVE 4000 FEET IN ELEVATION.
- NOAA Seattle, WA today
Big snow for WA tonight. image: noaa, yesterday
Big snow for WA tonight. image: noaa, yesterday

Utah = 18-30+”

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...18 TO 30 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTSALONG WEST-FACING 
SLOPES ACROSS NORTHERN UTAH.
- NOAA SLC, UT today

Colorado = 10-20+”

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
- NOAA Denver, CO today
Up to 20" of snow coming to Colorado. image: noaa, today
Up to 20″ of snow coming to Colorado. image: noaa, today

Wyoming = 13-20″

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...13 TO 20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SNOWY AND 
SIERRA MADRE RANGES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ONWEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.
- NOAA Riverton, WY today

California = 1-2″

***California saw 12-24″ of snow last night

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 4000 FEET 
OVER THE SIERRA NEVADA OVERNIGHT AND INTO SUNDAYMORNING AFFECTING TRAVEL 
ALONG INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAY 50.SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 3000 TO 4000 FEET.
- NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday
Snow is moving out of CA this morning. image: noaa, today
Snow is moving out of CA this morning. image: noaa, today

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