Several inches in the Sierra up to several feet in the Cascades has fallen over the past week. We will see a break Thursday and Friday before a cold trough pushes down the west coast over the weekend bringing with it plenty of snow.
The Pacific Northwest has already seen an abundance of snow this season. Many of the ski resorts in the Cascades have reduced their operations to weekends, but have a 100-200 inch base.
A large trough will push its way down the west coast and several waves of precipitation will pile up 1-2 feet of snow on the mountains over the weekend. More waves could keep light snow falling through next Tuesday.
Further south in California, the Sierra is enjoying spring weather into the weekend after some snow at the beginning of the week. The cold front will reach the Sierra Sunday night bringing a few inches of snow to the mountains into Monday. The cold air will stick around the West Coast into Tuesday before shifting east by midweek.
As we look towards the end of next week another storm may take aim at Washington on Thursday bringing more snow to the mountains. The Cascades have another spectacular week of skiing ahead. All told we could see another 2-3 feet of snow over the next week, especially in Washington.
Bryan Allegretto is a Weather Forecaster for OpenSnow.com.
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