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By Alan Smith, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago February 26, 2024

Strong Storms For The West This Week

Summary

Multiple strong storms will bring heavy snow to much of the West over the next week with the Northwest being favored for the deepest totals. Strong winds can also be expected at times. The East will see a milder pattern with mostly rain and only light snow opportunities.

Short Term Forecast

5-Day Snow Forecast for the West:

Two strong storms will impact the West over the next 5 days, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds to most mountain ranges. The first storm on Monday-Tuesday will favor the Northwest and the Rockies, while a second storm late in the week will also impact the Northwest but will dig further south over time and deliver the goods to the Sierra on Friday.

Forecast for Mon (Feb 26) to Tue (Feb 27):

A storm will bring heavy snow to the Cascades and Northern Rockies on Monday while snowfall rates will begin to ease across BC and Alberta after these areas were hit hard over the weekend. The storm will also move southward into the Central/Southern Rockies on Monday night-Tuesday, bringing some snow to Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico with the San Juan's in line for the deepest totals in this region. 

Forecast for Wed (Feb 28) to Thu (Feb 29):

The next storm will impact the Northwest and Northern Rockies with Washington and BC favored for the deepest totals, while Oregon, Northern Idaho/Montana, and the Alberta Rockies will also see heavy snow. 

A storm will bring rain to the East on Wednesday before briefly changing over to snow on Wednesday night as a cold front moves through on the back end of the system. Heavier snow is possible across the Northern Great Lakes on Wednesday. 

Forecast for Fri (Mar 1) to Sat (Mar 2):

The Western storm will work its way southward by late in the week with snowfall rates gradually easing across the Northwest (though snow showers will continue). Heavy snow will develop across the Sierra Nevada Range including Tahoe while snow will also pick up across Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Southwest Montana.

A weaker storm will move across the Southeast and could bring a mix of rain and snow to the Southern Appalachians, while areas further north toward New England will dry out.

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Sun (Mar 3) to Thu (Mar 7):

The tail end of the western storm will track across the Central Rockies early in this period with a round of snow expected in Colorado. After this storm, the pattern will quiet down across the Sierra and the Rockies but temperatures will be below-average for early March.

A more active pattern favoring weaker storms is likely to resume across the Northwest later in this period, especially north of the border in BC.

Temperatures are expected to be well above average across the East with any storms more likely to produce rain than snow.

Thanks so much for reading! Next update on Wednesday (Feb 28).

Alan Smith 

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