US and Canada Daily Snow

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By Alan Smith, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago February 23, 2024

Deep Pattern Ahead for the Northwest

Summary

The Northwest may be looking at its best pattern of the season as a series of strong and cold storms are set to arrive. The first storm will arrive over the weekend with heavy snow for the Cascades, Western Canada, and Northern U.S. Rockies. Snow will spread southward early next week with Utah and Colorado scoring the goods, and the Sierra will get in on the action as well.

Short Term Forecast

Snow Forecast Favors the Northwest:

A powerful storm will bring heavy snow to the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies this weekend into early next week. The Central Rockies will also get hit hard with this storm with deep snow totals adding up across Utah and Colorado, while Northern New Mexico could also do well. The Sierra is less certain but should pick up some decent snowfall as well.

Check out the 5-day forecast through Wednesday AM (Feb 28):

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

A leading-edge storm will bring moderate snow to BC and Southeast Alaska while the Western U.S. will be in the calm before the storm. A weaker storm will impact the East with light snow for New England and rain for the Mid-Atlantic. As colder air arrives on the backside of the storm, the higher terrain of West Virginia and North Carolina will pick up some light snow. 

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

A powerful storm will impact the Northwest with heavy snow and lowering snow levels as cold air arrives. Snow will also begin across the Sierra and the Central Rockies on Monday. Across the East, a weak disturbance will bring light snow showers to Northern New England.

For more details on the upcoming storm for the Northwest, check out these Daily Snows from our local forecasters:

Forecast for Tue (Feb 27) to Wed (Feb 28):

Snowfall rates will pick up across the Central and Southern Rockies during this period, with Utah and Colorado favored for the deepest totals. Meanwhile, the next storm will reach the Northwest with another round of heavy snow along with continued low snow levels.

A warmer and wetter pattern is expected across the East during this period with rain being the dominant precipitation type as a storm arrives. 

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Thu (Feb 29) to Mon (Mar 4):

A stormy pattern will continue across the West with below-average temperatures expected. The Northwest and Northern/Central Rockies look most favored, but the Sierra could also do well. The East will remain in a mild and wet pattern with more rain than snow expected. 

Thanks so much for reading! Next update on Monday (Feb 26).

Alan Smith 

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