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Big Storm & 1-2 Feet for Intermountain West: 3.14 Snow B4U Go- ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer
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One big storm system hits the Intermountain West then the pattern goes quiet. That big storm then rolls into the Northeast taking a northern track leaving the ski resorts with mostly rain.

 

A weak El Niño continues in the Equatorial South Pacific. Sea surface temperatures are running warmer than normal. The forecast consensus keeps a weak El Nino engaged into spring 2019.

California Weather

Starting Wednesday the pattern settles down as a large storm system moves away and into the Intermountain West. It could stay dry until Tuesday of next week.  

Pacific Northwest Weather

Snow tapers-off on Wednesday then the pattern changes. Storm systems will then be blocked and forced north through the weekend. It's looking dry. There's an outside chance that some minor amounts of moisture get blown in from time to time. The next storm system to possibly break through arrives Tuesday-Wednesday.

Colorado, Utah, New Mexico Weather

This is the place to be for big snow. Heavy snow accumulation on Wednesday in all three states. Snow tapers-off on Thursday. Then the pattern turns drier until the middle of next week. How much accumulation by Thursday morning? A foot in the Wasatch at Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude. 1-2 feet in the Central and Northern Mountains of Colorado including Loveland, Vail, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Eldora, Aspen, Snowmass and Crested Butte. 1-3 feet in the Southern Mountains of Colorado, including Wolf Creek, Telluride, Silverton and Purgatory. 1-2 feet in New Mexico at Taos and Angel Fire. Thursday will be outstanding at all resorts listed above. Friday is also good. Be careful in the backcountry as the risk level will once again go up.

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Best odds for snow: March 13 - March 18, 2019  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Best odds for snow: March 13 - March 18, 2019

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho Weather

Snow continues on Wednesday and then consolidates into Wyoming on Thursday. Then a much drier pattern settles in through the middle of next week. How much accumulation by Thursday? Schweitzer picks up a foot between Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, Big Sky, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee can expect 6-12 inches. Less in Sun Valley.

Northeast Weather

A clipper rolls through with light snow between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Then, a large storm system tracks out of the West taking a northern track into Canada leaving the Northeast in the warm sector. This results in a big warmup with mostly rain at the ski areas between Thursday night and Friday night. It turns to snow by Saturday morning. Light accumulations. Colder than normal air settles in with dry air.

Whistler Blackcomb Weather

The pattern turns drier on Wednesday and stays that way through the weekend. The storm systems are forced north. The next storm system to break through arrives Tuesday-Wednesday.

Banff Weather

Snow tapers-off on Wednesday morning then the pattern attempts to dry out through the weekend. I don't see any large storm systems until mid-next week (or later).

 

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