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1-3 Feet of Powder for West: 2.21 Snow B4U Go- ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer
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The Pineapple Express takes a break, but the storm cycle remains active for the next five days with two to three different storm systems hitting the West Coast then marching across the country. In the Northeast, two large storms roll through.

 

We are now officially in a "weak El Niño." It's truly borderline. Sea surface temperatures have actually cooled since December 2018. I expect this weak El Niño to continue through April.

California Weather

Two to three storm systems are lined up over the next five days. Snow continues on Thursday with light to moderate accumulation at Tahoe to Mammoth with 6 inches or less. The second storm system delivers moderate to heavy accumulation between Saturday night and Sunday. It may trickle into Monday as the third storm system arrives by Tuesday with moderate snow accumulation. Most of the snow accumulation with the second and third storm systems appear to stay closer to Tahoe and north with lighter snow accumulation at Mammoth. Grand total snowfall by Tuesday night could range from 1-2 feet.  

Pacific Northwest Weather

Snow tapers off on Thursday with clearing skies. Two additional storm systems are lined up. Moderate to heavy snow accumulation is likely between Friday and Saturday across the Cascades and volcanoes. The final storm delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation on Tuesday.

New Mexico Weather

An excellent pattern for Taos and Angel Fire early in the period. Moderate to heavy snow accumulation is likely between Thursday night and Friday. Snow trickles into Saturday morning. 6-16 inch grand totals.

Colorado, Utah Weather

Moderate to heavy snow continues on Thursday in Utah then tapers off on early Friday morning. Alta and Snowbird should get a foot with high ratios at play. Brian Head in Southern Utah also looks prime on Thursday and Friday. Moderate to heavy snow continues on Thursday and Friday in Colorado trickling into Saturday morning. The Southern Mountains of Colorado can expect 1-3 foot grand totals by Saturday morning. For example, by Saturday morning 30-inch grand totals possible at Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek ski areas. Excellent skiing also on Friday and Saturday at Telluride and Purgatory. Another storm system hits northern Utah on Sunday and continues off/on into Monday and possibly Tuesday. It's unclear just how far south this snow will go, but if it hits the Wasatch then 1-2 feet is likely in the Cottonwoods. In Colorado, that chance of snow arrives Monday night into Tuesday in northern Colorado only. 

 

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho Weather

Snow tapers off on Thursday with only light additional accumulation. The next storm system delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation between Friday night and Monday. The best window is Saturday night through Tuesday. It favors southern Idaho and Wyoming where 1-2 feet is likely at Sun Valley, Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole. Another storm system could arrive by Tuesday-Wednesday.

Northeast Weather

Two large storm systems will sweep through with snow and a wintry mix at times. The first storm system delivers light to moderate snow accumulation between Wednesday night and Thursday. The second storm system delivers moderate snow accumulation between Saturday night and Sunday. Snow and colder temperatures trickle into Monday. The heaviest accumulations appear to be in Maine.

Best odds for snow February 21-26, 2019.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Best odds for snow February 21-26, 2019.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Whistler Blackcomb Weather

Moderate to heavy snow accumulation arrive between Thursday night and Friday. Light snow on Saturday and Sunday. Another storm could arrive by Wednesday.  

Banff Weather

Light snow on Thursday when a storm system arrives between Friday and Saturday with light to moderate snow accumulation. Another storm system could arrive by Wednesday.

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