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SnoCountry SnoCast: Ending January on a Snowy Note

Whistler Deep snow continues for British Columbia, including at Whistler where more than three meters of snow fell in January (Twitter/Whistler-Blackcomb)

The final weekend of January delivers fresh, snowy conditions for both the west and the east. Some areas will measure in the feet. Read on for more details of this weekend’s weather outlook.


Western U.S. & Canada

Stormy conditions, and therefore fresh snow continues for several days over western Canada. Expect waves of heavy snow Thursday through Saturday over British Columbia’s Coast Range and the Rockies with some hot-spots picking up 1-3 feet of snow over the multi-day stretch. Lighter snow stretches southward to Idaho, Utah, and Colorado later Friday-early Saturday from this storm with light, ranging totals around 2-5”.  Another storm moves into the west from the Pacific ocean Sunday into Tuesday, which then peppers most of the western mountains from California to Washington, Arizona to Wyoming with a general 3-6”, with locally higher amounts over the highest peaks of California. This weekend we love Mt. Baker, Whistler, Revelstoke, Lookout Pass, and Red Mountain.

Eastern U.S. & Canada

Tranquil and pleasant weather will prevail for the eastern U.S. and Canada to finish the workweek, but all eyes shift to a developing coastal storm for the weekend. A storm will brew over the lower Great Lakes region Friday with light snow showers for Michigan and Wisconsin ski areas. That system then shifts toward the northeast, allowing snow to develop Saturday and into Sunday over Pennsylvania, New York state and New England. With this, there is potential for several inches of fresh snow, especially for portions of Vermont, New York, western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Amounts will mostly reach around 3-6” for many, with localized amounts of 6-12” in southern Vermont, the Massachusetts Berkshires, New York’s Catskills and southern Adirondacks, and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. For ‘best bets’ this weekend, we love Mount Snow, Jiminy Peak, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, and Hunter Mountain.

Be sure to check in next week for another detailed weather forecast here on Snocountry.com!


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