Larry Schick: This is Not a Powder Alert

Larry Schick over at Ski Washington sent out a non-powder alert this morning :(.

Here’s a preview:

Clearly, we’ve been in a bit of a dry spell and the near term continues to look pretty dry. High pressure is remaining strong, while blocking weather systems from moving into our region.

Expect a trace to maybe 2″ new on Sunday with a SL of 3000 ft. as a weak weather system moves in.

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Larry’s Powder Alert: Another Big Dump

Larry Schick over at Ski Washington issued a Powder Alert just now, Another Big Dump – Bases building, here’s a preview:

This storm will spread 2ft plus of new snow in the North Cascades (Baker) and Stevens will get some of that action ( 18″) with SL 3000-4000ft.

South of Stevens will see a SL of 3500-5500ft with 8-18″. Those amounts will in the next 36-48 and could be deeper than amounts shown.

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Larry’s Powder Alert: Powder day for Friday morning. New snow and Crystal to open

Larry Schick over at Ski Washington issued a Powder Alert yesterday, Powder day for Friday morning. New snow and Crystal to open, here’s a preview:

We already have 1-2ft of dense, good quality base as the snowpack deepens. There may be a spotty 3 ft, on the ground at some areas in the Washington Cascades. More is coming. Last Friday I promised 3-5ft of new in the subsequent 7-10 days. It looks like that prediction will verify a tad early. I am confident of this storm and next weeks dumpage – it’s classic La Nina- textbook.

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Larry’s Powder Alert: Dumpage to pile up in the Cascades

Larry over at Ski Washington issued a Powder Alert this week, Dumpage to pile up in the Cascades, here’s a preview:

I see a west northwesterly incoming flow, with one storm after another. Snow level will be low: 2000-3000ft. Expect 4-12″ new by late Friday and more snow over the weekend and early next week. Snow level may occasionally bounce upward to 4000ft in the next week, but that will be brief. Overall snow levels will stay low. Next Tuesday and Wednesday show good snowfall with 1-2ft possible. In the next 7-10 days expect a minimum of 2-3ft , but 3-5ft or more is a good possibility.

Great news!

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Larry’s Powder Alert: Dumpage!

Larry over at Ski Washington issued a Powder Alert this week, No Trick – all Treat, here’s a preview:

Recently, we’ve had a little snow above 4000 ft. But this upcoming snow pattern promises dumpage, which will get your attention… and move your spirit, refocus your priorities. The Climate Prediction Center suggests a cool and wet (with mountain snow) for at least the first half of November. This is an optimum pattern for the possibility of an early ski slope opening in the NW, although factors beyond snowfall can play a role in early opening. Rule of thumb is we usually need 2-5ft new snow to at least partially open, but it depends how the snow comes in.

Certainly this pattern, if it comes in as depicted on the models, has the possibility of early an opening (before Thanksgiving)

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