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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Huge Gift Coming For Some

Snoqualmie-Cover-Picture Snoqualmie in Washington will get one of the biggest gifts. Twitter.com/snoqualmie

Naughty or nice? Rather than your deeds, location will determine who will get the finest gift of snowy weather this week!

Western U.S. & Canada

Have you ever wanted an atmospheric river as a gift? Lucky you! This is exactly what will be delivered to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest this week. Ongoing, heavy snow will fall in British Columbia and Alberta Thursday, as well as Washington, Idaho and Oregon. That moisture will slowly move southeast Friday and Saturday, arriving in Montana and northern California. This will be a storm of feet with many spots getting 1-2’ by Saturday.

Western Canada Snowfall) Snowfall through Saturday, December 21. Courtesy Pivotal WeatherSnowfall through Saturday, December 21. Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Snowfall through Saturday, December 21. Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Gifts of additional snow will arrive along California’s Sierra Nevada Saturday and Sunday, then to be delivered in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado through Christmas Eve. These locations will get 8-16” of fresh snow. This week we love Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, and Grouse.

Snowfall through Christmas Eve. Courtesy Tropical Tidbits

Eastern U.S. & Canada

Our present has arrived early this year. We are coming off of fresh snow this week on Tuesday to Wednesday. By Thursday the 19th lake effect snow will slowly wind down, but not before reaching down to West Virginia and piling up several more inches in spots.

Snowfall into early Friday morning, December 20. Courtesy NOAA/NWS

Dress warmly for temperatures in the 10’s and 20’s through Saturday. The cold weather will allow for snowmaking through this weekend. It will be mostly sunny and very pleasant, turning warmer Sunday. Outside of lake effect showers, new snowfall will be light this week. This forecast period we like the conditions at Cannon, Sugarbush, Greek Peak and Crystal Mountain.

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