EPIC ALERT- Several feet of snow likely for the west next week, especially the Rockies


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Nov 1, 2008
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While it certainly looks like Spring has sprung with temps in the 70's and 80's over Denver this weekend. Light snow is currently falling in Northern New England where resorts picked up 2-4 inches (Still snowing). There are are some big changes for next week.

A large trough will move ashore from the Pacific next week and impact several areas of the west. It appears that the areas favored for this event will be the Sierra and much of the Rockies. An impressive Atmospheric River will push significant moisture into the west beginning next week with perhaps 20-30 inches for the Sierra Ranges and 1-2 feet for most of the Wasatch and Tetons by Wednesday. Unseasonably cold air will accompany this storm so quality could be something you would expect for mid January (Blower). Don't put the boards away just yet! In the Sierra the system will start out warm and finish cold. Models have been hinting at a pretty significant storm. We are issuing this Epic Alert early, even though the models can change this far out.

Below: Total snowfall for the Sierra Range by Wednesday next week (Very impressive amounts are likely)

Below:Storm Track for the middle of next week.

Meanwhile in the Northwest, some light snow late this weekend will turn heavy by late next week. A system dropping in from northern Canada will usher in colder air and a very good storm system. BC will reap 1-2 feet from this event.

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