The Northwest Daily Snow

Snow & Powder Forecasts for Northwest

Late weekend changes?

Open Snow Look Ahead

Cloudy, little snow today

Nothing exciting ahead

Sunday snow

The Open Snow Inside Story

Saturated air continues over the NW with a little precipitation for the Cascades (<1”) and a snow level of 4500 ft for today. By Thursday, clouds will linger, but it will remain dry . Friday and Saturday will see partly sunny skies. Snowpack is getting very thin, especially lower slopes below 5000 ft. , so be forewarned.

Open Snow Look Ahead

Later Sunday and Monday a weak system comes in with a 4000-down to 3000ft snow level. At last some cold air! There will be new snow (1-5”). This system will not bring us back from the current sorry snow state, but will help a bit and cover some bare spots. After Monday, the models show a high moving in again for dry weather until the weekend of Feb 7. The Climate Prediction Center forecast is for a drier than normal February and March – which does not favor a significant snowfall comeback, like we’ve seen so many times in the last few years.

L. Schick

Open Snow meteorologist – NW Division