By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 years ago March 13, 2014

Weather for the weekend - March 14 to March 16, 2014

A relatively quiet weekend is in store for the continential United States as the main storm track pushes north into British Columbia and southern Alaska. A very progressive system will push through the Northwest on Friday and into the Central Rockies on Saturday. This storm will be the only shot for significant snow across the entire United States.

Total accumulated snowfall, according to the American GFS, through Sunday night. Source:

Northwest and Lake Tahoe

A quick-moving system will track across the Northwest on Friday bringing light snowfall to the highly elevated areas. It will be rain for the lower elevations with 1-4" across the Washington Cascades, Central Idaho, and Western Montana. Partly sunny skies will move in on Saturday before another shot  for snow takes aim at the extreme northern areas late Sunday. Larry will have the latest every morning in The Northwest Daily Snow. For this weekend, Lake Tahoe will stay locked under bluebird skies and very warm temperatures. There are multiple chances for snow as we look into next week so all hope is not lost. Turn to Brian in The Tahoe Daily Snow throughout the weekend for the latest details. 

After moving through the Northwest on Friday this system will quickly dive into the central Rockies. This will bring a quick burst of light snow to northern Utah and Colorado. Source:, analysis by OpenSnow. 

Utah and Colorado

A weak storm that is cut-off from the main flow of weather will move across southern Utah and Colorado on Friday. Light snow showers will be found across southern Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Totals will not amount to much but it will soften up conditions for the mountains of the Desert Southwest. Northern Utah and Colorado will then see a quick-moving storm move through on Saturday. It will only drop an inch or two into Northern Utah while Colorado can expect to see anywhere from 2-6 inches. Areas along and east of the Continental Divide will likely receive the best totals come Sunday. Skies will then clear out late Saturday night with another bluebird day on Sunday. Evan and Joel will break it all down in the Utah and Colorado Daily Snow

Temperature anomaly, or the departure from the long-term average, as of Saturday evening. Source:

Upper Midwest and Northeast

The Upper Midwest will stay just below the active storm track that will take place in southern Canada. This brings chances for light snow across the northern aspects of the region and below-average temperatures. This pattern will stay in place for much of the near-term so bundle up and head north if you're in search of fresh snow. Check back to The Upper Midwest Daily Snow for the latest details. After a very exciting week, New England will see another shot for snow on Sunday. Sadly, this will not be a repeat of the Wednesday night storm as totals look to range from 1-4" for the higher elevated areas of northern New England. Great conditions will be in found all across New England so get up to the hills if you can. Brian will have the latest in The New England Daily Snow

When you're up on the hill this weekend post pictures and updates using "LiveSnow", one of the features of our FREE iPhone and Android app.

Always check our Powder Finder and the forecasts for each mountain throughout the weekend for more details.

Sam Collentine | OpenSnow

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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