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SnoCast: Feet Of New Snow Will Close Out February

Summit-at-Snoqualmie-WA Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington will top February off with extra feet of snow (SummitSnow411/Twitter)

A month in which several feet of snow hit several locations of the U.S. and Canada will finish with another burst of 30”+ of fresh powder.


Western U.S. & Canada

This week’s storm track will continue to favor the Canadian and United States Rockies as multiple systems swing in from British Columbia.

The first one will be exiting Colorado and New Mexico with a fresh 5-10” Thursday morning. Meanwhile a second system will be ongoing, snowing above 2,000 feet elevation, in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and western Canada on Thursday. That storm will last into Friday in these same locations resulting in a widespread 12-18” and locally up to 36” in the Cascades.


Colorado and Utah will get another blanket of 2-5” on Saturday, while western Canada gets 5-10 cm from a separate weather system. Sunday and Monday will become clear, sunny, but cool. Best bets for a couple of feet of new snow will be in British Columbia, Washington, Idaho and Montana. It should be noted; parts of the Intermountain West have had 30” of new snow in the past week. Keep an eye on local road conditions getting to the mountains, as well as the avalanche conditions at your favorite mountains.

Eastern U.S. & Canada

The East will get frequent cold fronts this week, thus expect swinging temperatures from comfortable conditions to chilly air. A cool wind will blow Thursday with mountain snow showers adding up to 1-3” near the Canadian border. Friday will be a beautiful, bluebird day before clouds return this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will feature wintry-mixed showers.

The best chance at snow will come across Pennsylvania, upstate New York, and northern New England. Southern Ontario and Quebec will also be best positioned for snow with 2-4” totals. Monday and Tuesday will be cool and dry, followed by another chance at a wintry mix Wednesday. Best bets this week will be ski areas around the Great Lakes and Canadian border.

Join us next week as we kick off March 2021, letting you know if it'll come in like a "lion or a lamb!"


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