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The Pineapple Express continues out West with two different storm systems lined up for California. That moisture then spreads out across the Intermountain West. In the Northeast, a quiet, cold pattern continues into the start of the weekend before a larger storm system races through on Sunday.  


A weak El Niño continues in the Equatorial South Pacific. Sea surface temperatures are running warmer than normal and are expected to remain that way through the end of winter.  

  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

California Weather

The Pineapple Express rolls on with two storm systems and potentially a third late in the weekend. These storms are relatively warm and that will affect the snow quality and accumulation. 1-2 feet of grand total snow accumulation is possible but only across the higher elevations. Down lower the snow looks dense cutting down on total accumulation. The higher you go the better quality of snow you'll find.  

Pacific Northwest Weather

Snow is likely between Wednesday evening and Friday morning. Accumulation is possible in Seattle. Moderate to heavy accumulation in the Cascades, Olympics and across the volcanoes. Another storm system is possible by Monday night into Tuesday.

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New Mexico

Snow is likely at Taos and Angel Fire from two storm systems. 6-18 inch totals are possible by Saturday morning.

Colorado, Utah Weather

Two different storm systems are lined up with heavy snow accumulation likely at the ski areas. These are relatively warm storm systems compared to last weekend’s storm. As a result, the best snow will be higher up with denser snow down lower. Expect 1-3 foot grand totals across the Wasatch Front between Wednesday and Saturday morning. Look to Little Cottonwood for the 3 foot totals by Saturday morning. In Colorado, heavy snow is likely Wednesday into Thursday followed by a definite lull Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. 6-12 inches. Storm number two starts on Friday and continues into Saturday morning before ending. Heavy snow accumulations. 1-2 foot grand totals are likely by Saturday morning. You'll find the 2 foot totals near Steamboat, Crested Butte, Breckenridge, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin. Storm number two is a touch colder than storm number one. Another large storm system is possible on Tuesday-Wednesday.

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  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho Weather

Two storm systems deliver heavy snow accumulations through Saturday midday. There will be 1-2 lulls in the snow. 1-2 foot grand totals are likely by Saturday midday at Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Sun Valley, Big Sky and Bridger Bowl. 4-12 inches for northern Idaho and northwest Montana, including Schweitzer and Whitefish. Another lighter snow is possible Tuesday-Wednesday.

Northeast Weather

Colder than normal temperatures continue into Saturday with areas of lake effect snow. A larger storm system races in on Sunday with snow initially then possibly changing to a wintry mix then back to snow at the ski areas. Light snow could trickle into Monday. Light to moderate snow accumulations at Killington, Okemo, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wildcat, Stowe, Jay Peak and Mount Snow.

Whistler Blackcomb Weather

Snow is likely between Wednesday evening and Friday morning. Moderate to heavy accumulation. Another storm system is possible Monday night into Tuesday.

Banff Weather

A storm with light to moderate snow accumulation rolls through Thursday and Friday. Then it's dry until late Monday or Tuesday when the next storm system arrives.

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