The western US is experiencing fantastic powder days with storm-after-storm bringing lots of moisture from the Pacific Ocean directly into the central Rockies.
Short Term Forecast
Last week, many mountains in California, Utah, and Colorado experienced their best powder days of the past few years with many, many feet of fresh snow.
Looking ahead through the middle of next week, the central Rockies will continue to be in the path of deepest powder. Unfortunately, this storm series will start will rain in California, but cooler temperatures will prevail.
While the powder continues in the west, the northeast will see a cool weekend and then a warmer storm during the middle of the week.
Looking ahead to the following week, January 16-20, the coolest temperatures will shift toward Alaska with warmer weather across the lower 48 states.
This weather pattern doesn’t preclude us from experiencing more powder days, but I don’t yet know which areas of the western US or Canada will stay cool enough for significant snowfall. Stay tuned!
Powderchaser Steve is forecasting each week so you know when and where to find the best powder days across the western US. Follow him here: http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/chase
Did you know that you can get more from OpenSnow?
If you’re looking for a way to support OpenSnow and get access to more data, consider signing up for the All-Access Pass.
- 10-day forecasts
- Custom alerts to know about upcoming powder days
- Time-lapse webcams for tracking exactly when fresh snow has fallen
- Email delivery of the US and Canada Daily Snow as soon as it’s published
All of this costs just $19 for one full year (365 days) and helps to support OpenSnow so that we can spend money and time to further improve our website and mobile apps.
I’d love to count you as an All-Access member!