By Alan Smith, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago November 30, 2023

Significant Storm Cycle for the Northwest and Rockies

A series of storms are on track to bring heavy snow to the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies through the first few days of December. This storm cycle is coming at just the right time as snowpack is below average throughout the West as of November 30. Snowfall from this cycle will help to build up the early-season base at many ski resorts.

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This pattern will start cold and end warm, with a transition from low-density powder snow to wetter/denser snow in most areas (i.e. "upside down" snow conditions). Also, many ski resorts in the Northwest will see a change-over from snow to rain later this weekend once warmer air arrives.

For more details on this storm, check out these Daily Snows from our local forecasters:

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Alan Smith 

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Alan Smith


Alan Smith received a B.S. in Meteorology from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has been working in the private sector since 2013. When he’s not watching the weather from the office, Alan loves to spend time outdoors skiing, hiking, and mountain biking, and of course keeping an eye on the sky for weather changes while recreating.

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