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Multiple Snow Storms Kick off 2021

30th December 2020 | Chris Tomer

Multiple snow storms grace the PNW for the first weekend of the year.

Multiple snow storms grace the PNW for the first weekend of the year.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer
Meteorologist Chris Tomer gives us the run down on where will be the snowiest into the new year. See ya 2020! The hot spot late this week and weekend is the Pacific Northwest where three different storm systems are lined-up.  Three smaller storm systems will deliver consistent snow to the Northeast.

Pacific Northwest

Three different storm systems are lined-up.  This active pattern continues into next week as well.  Heavy snow accumulation likely between Wednesday and Sunday.  A few of the higher volcanoes and Cascade peaks could see over three feet of accumulation.  Look to Mount Baker, Rainier, Steven's Pass, Mount Bachelor, and Whistler/Blackcomb.

Banff Area

This active pattern will also favor Banff and surrounding areas.  Three different storm systems deliver moderate to heavy snow accumulation over the next five days to Fernie, Sunshine Village, Kicking Horse, and Revelstoke.

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2-3 different storm systems are lined-up, but the heaviest snowfall may wait until next week.  I'm forecasting moderate snow accumulation at Tahoe and Mammoth over the next 5 days.  The best chances for snow are Wednesday into Thursday, and again Saturday into Sunday.  A series of storm systems possible next week.

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Northern Idaho appears most favored over the next five days.  Schweitzer is in good position for moderate to heavy snow accumulation.  Downstream, Whitefish, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, and Grand Targhee can expect moderate snow accumulation through Sunday.  Additional storm systems are lined-up next week with heavy snow potential.

Colorado, Utah

A minor storm system races through on New Year's Eve with light snow accumulation.  Then a dry break through Sunday morning.  A storm system storm arrives by Sunday night in Utah and Monday-Tuesday in Colorado.  There could be two different storm systems next week.


Snow is headed for the Northeast for the first weekend of January  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Snow is headed for the Northeast for the first weekend of January

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer


There are three different snow chances.  The first is Wednesday night through Thursday delivering light accumulation.  The second is Friday night through Saturday delivering light to moderate accumulation.  The third is on Sunday delivering light to moderate accumulation.  The total combined snow accumulation by Sunday night could range from 6-12 inches at Jay Peak, Mount Snow, Killington, Ragged Mountain and Sugarloaf.

Tomer's Take

On New Year's Eve ski Tahoe, the Pacific Northwest, or the Northeast, on New Year's Day ski Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, or Schweitzer, on Saturday ski the Pacific Northwest, or Schweitzer, and on Sunday ski Whistler/Blackcomb, Revelstoke, Fernie, or Schweitzer.  On Monday ski Jackson Hole.

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