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Heavy Mountain Snow in the West

25 Mar 2020, 1:00 pm

A persistent flow of Pacific moisture into the West will bring areas of heavy snow to the higher elevations throughout the week. Winter weather alerts include portions of the Wasatch Range, Sierra Nevada, and Beartooth Mountains.

Upon closer inspection, parts of Wyoming and Utah remain under winter storm warnings! Winter is far from over in these areas! Not only will some snow bans bring heavy snow, but winds will create drifts and low visibility.

As much as one to two feet (storm total) snow is possible this week for many of the mountain ranges in the West. The image above shows *additional* snow from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening. The snow will focus on Utah and Wyoming in particular, but Colorado’s western slope will get a healthy 4-9″.

Another weak system will approach the Pacific Coast late Thursday, keeping snow in the forecast for the mountains and rain at the coast into Friday.

This storm’s energy will eject into the Plains Friday night and then head toward the Midwest on Saturday. It will bring a lot of wind and rain, but possibly some heavy, wet snow in a few locations of the Upper Midwest. We will update you on that part of the weather story this week. Stay “tuned!”

If you have travel plans in the higher elevations, check back with WeatherNation on-air and online for the latest forecast and alerts.

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Mace was born and raised in Minnesota, where his intrigue for weather and broadcasting grew at a young age. His 30 years in broadcasting have taken him all across the Midwest and in the South. During high school and college, Mace first worked at a number of radio stations which helped pay tuition bills and get him ready for a career in television. His first TV Meteorology job was in Wausau, WI, fo... Load Morellowed by stops in Grand Rapids, MI, Fort Myers, FL, Tampa, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA and then across the country on WeatherNation. Mace is one of our Digital Meteorologists, posting weather stories on our website and social media accounts. He is also a game-day Meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins.

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