Western Storm: Blizzard Conditions, High Winds, and Heavy Snow

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26 Feb 2024 12:05 PM

WEST - A powerful upper-level low dropping in from Alaska is expected to bring heavy mountain snow, strong winds, and potential blizzard conditions to portions of the western United States lasting through Tuesday.

Widespread winter weather alerts have been issued across the western United States mountains from now through Tuesday for upwards of over two feet of snowfall possible in the higher elevations.

Moisture will spread inland throughout the day with snow clearing from west to east late Monday into Tuesday. Snow will continue through the central Rockies Monday night.

Snowfall totals will depend on elevation but some of our western mountains including the Cascades, Rockies, Tetons, and Wasatch/Uintas may receive a couple of feet of snowfall.

In addition to falling snow, blowing snow may lead to whiteout conditions at times. Widespread wind alerts have been issued across the west including wind advisories in tan and high winds alerts in gold. Expect 50-80 mph winds under high wind alerts.

A Closer Look

Here's a closer look at some of our western regions' snowfall forecasts. The Cascades, Northern Rockies, and Bitterroots can expect snowfall in the higher elevations to continue through Monday. Low-elevation snowfall for cities like Spokane, Boise, and Casper should only be a couple inches at most.

Whereas, ski country in Colorado and Utah will get healthy amounts of snowfall starting Tuesday.

For more details on timing be sure to join us :50 past the hour for details in your western regional forecast.

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