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By Alan Smith, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago February 21, 2024

Snow for the Central Rockies

Summary

Storms early this week have favored the Sierra and the Central Rockies. Snow will continue across Utah & Colorado on Wed-Thu before drying out late in the week. A strong storm will impact Western Canada and the Northwest U.S. Sunday-Monday with impacts spreading southward across much of the Western U.S. on Monday. New England will also pick up some snow on Friday.

Short Term Forecast

Utah in the Flow:

February has delivered across the Wasatch Range this year with frequent storms and deep snow totals. Five-day snow totals from February 16-20 ranged from 2-3 feet across much of the area, and although storms have trended warmer/denser in recent days, conditions are still excellent. Also, Alta recently became the first resort in North America to hit 400 inches of snow for the season.

Check out this beautiful overhead shot of a couple of skiers putting down fresh tracks at Snowbird last weekend:

Forecast for Wed (Feb 21) to Thu (Feb 22):

Snow will taper off across the Sierra early on Wednesday as the next storm moves into the Central Rockies, with Northern Utah and Northern Colorado favored for moderate to locally heavy snow. Lighter and more intermittent snow showers can be expected across the Northwest and Northern Rockies. Further north, a strong storm will bring heavy snow to the coastal ranges of Alaska. 

A storm will begin to impact the East on Thursday afternoon with rain and snow showers developing across the Western Mid-Atlantic and possibly Northern New England.

Forecast for Fri (Feb 23) to Sat (Feb 24):

The Western U.S. will see a break in the pattern, while back-to-back storms will bring snow to Southeast Alaska and Northern/Central BC. 

In the East, a storm will bring snow to the higher terrain of New England, with a rain/snow mix for lower elevations and predominately rain for the Mid-Atlantic. On the backside of this system Saturday, colder air will arrive with snow showers developing across the higher terrain of West Virginia and North Carolina.

Forecast for Sun (Feb 25) to Mon (Feb 26):

A strong storm with colder air will impact the West during this period, with heavy snow developing across BC and the Pacific Northwest on Sunday into Monday. Snow will also pick up further south across the Sierra and the Central Rockies on Monday. 

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Tue (Feb 27) to Sat (Mar 2):

A cold airmass will set up across Western North America during this period and the storm door will remain open with additional moderate to strong storms likely. The Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies look favored for the deepest totals, but the Sierra and the Central Rockies are likely to score the goods in this pattern, too. 

The East does not look as favorable with an above-average airmass taking hold. While some spring-like days are possible, the pattern also looks wet with rain (or rain mixed with snow) likely to be an issue at times.

Thanks so much for reading! Next update on Friday (Feb 23).

Alan Smith 

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