More Needed Snow Returns to West This Week
A series of storm systems will drop more snow on the West, improving struggling early-season snowpacks for many locations in higher terrain.
Mountain ranges in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming have lacked snow
in particular so far this winter, delaying ski resort openings, but a significant winter storm last week helped matters somewhat. More snow, however, and potentially big amounts are falling and will continue to drop big snowfall in much of the West’s mountainous areas.
The snow could lead to travel problems for Denver and along Colorado’s Front Range on Tuesday, although the worst conditions will be in higher terrain rest of Denver.
The bigger, more significant system arrives at the end of this week, through the weekend and into early next week. The slow-moving deep trough of low pressure could lead to sustained snowfall for several days from Washington and Oregon’s Cascades to the Bitter Roots of Montana and Idaho and down through the Rockies.
An active, colder and potentially snowy pattern appears to be setting up for next week and into the start of December for the next few weeks for this part of the country. For skiers and for vital snowpack levels, this is very good news.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi