If you like snow, love skiing powder and will be in the Rockies over the next week, you’re going to like this forecast.
Three separate storms will bring snow to the region from today through the middle of next week. There could be a bit of a break in the snow between each storm, but for the most part snow will be in the air almost every day through the rest of the month.
The first storm focused on the southern and central Rockies on Tuesday and continued to bring snow to Colorado and Utah on Wednesday. Amounts over a foot are likely for areas of Arizona, southern Utah, southern Colorado and New Mexico. Central and northern Utah could also see about 5 to 10 inches.
The second storm will start in the Pacific Northwest on Friday, move south across Idaho and Wyoming on Friday night and Saturday, then hit Utah and Colorado on Saturday into Sunday. This is a powerful storm with a strong cold front, plenty of moisture and plenty of energy to create lots of snow. It looks like Saturday will be a powder day in Wyoming and Utah, and Sunday could be marvelous in both Utah and Colorado.
A third storm will bring another round of snow to Utah on Tuesday and to Colorado on Tuesday night into Wednesday.
It’s going to be a memorable end to February!
Joel Gratz is a Meteorologist and the creator of OpenSnow.com.
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