By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 years ago March 6, 2014

Weather for the weekend - March 7 to March 9, 2014

For this weekend, a good dose of snow will fall across the highly elevated areas of the Pacific Northwest while moderate to heavy accumulations take aim at Utah and Colorado. Another blast of cold air, accompanied by light snow, will move through the Upper Midwest leading to quiet weather and seasonal temperatures in the Northeast. Bluebird skies will then move into the West on Saturday and Sunday providing a beautiful weekend of spring skiing.


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

Northwest and Lake Tahoe

Rain and highly elevated snow levels will headline the Northwest this weekend. Fresh powder will be abundance in the highly elevated areas on Friday before things quiet down through Saturday. Tropical moisture will then move into the region on Sunday with snow levels again starting out higher especially the further south you go. Look for British Columbia to come away with the highest totals come Monday morning. Lake Tahoe will look much of the same as increasing clouds move into the region on Sunday. As of right now the main precip will move into the region on Sunday night and into Monday morning. This will not be a big snowmaker but it will be nice to soften things up after a warm weekend. Larry and Brian will have all the details throughout the weekend in the Northwest and Tahoe Daily Snow

Utah and Colorado

Utah and Colorado will see moderate to heavy accumulations through Friday leading to a beautiful bluebird weekend. Thursday night will look to bring up to a foot in the favored locations for Utah providing a very good powder day on Friday. Snow levels will start out high but will lower into Friday morning. 4-8 inches will be the most likely totals on Friday morning with up to a foot in some locations. As for Colorado, snow will quickly pick up on Friday morning and will move into all areas throughout the day. By the afternoon hours the snow will most likely cut-off for areas west of the divide and pick up along and east of the divde. The last chair Friday and the first chair Saturday will be the best time for fresh powder turns. Saturday and Sunday will then be dry and mild with spring like skiing. Evan and Joel will break it all down in the Utah and Colorado Daily Snow

The main area of energy (vorticity) will push through Utah late Thursday and into Colorado early Friday. One other interesting piece of weather to note will be very heavy rains and possibly snow for the southeast late Thursday and into Friday morning. Source:

Upper Midwest and Northeast

The Upper Midwest will see another blast of cooler air on Saturday accompanied by light snow showers. The snow will stay contained to the northern reaches of the region as the main push of energy stays in southern Canada. Temperatures will drop quickly as this system moves through on Saturday and it will quickly warm up as it departs on Sunday night. The Northeast will be in for a mostly mild and dry weekend with a slight chance for snow late Sunday night. Temperatures will be mild through most of the weekend ahead of a quick cool down on Sunday. This will quickly move through with any accumulations limited to northern New England. Andrew and Brian will have all the details in the Upper Midwest and New England Daily Snow

The temperature anomaly, or the departure from the long-term average, as of Saturday. Temperatures will be cooler in the Midwest and Central US while mild temperatures park across the West and East. Source:

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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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