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Mountain Forecast of the week: Stevens Pass

December 7th, 2012 by Matthew Leach

A lot of you have wondered about the mountain passes and what the weather will be like up there, especially as we head closer to winter break. So why don’t we talk about one resort in particular today: Stevens Pass.

Not only did ski season start on time, if not a little earlier than expected, but the snow will continue to pile up in the mountains. In fact, Stevens Pass recorded 21” of fresh powder in the last 24 hours! Oh, but it only gets better from here ;)

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect from 4 PM this evening to 4 AM tomorrow morning for as much as 10-20” of new snow, which will be heavy at times. And the snow will only continue to add up throughout the week. Here’s a 7 day forecast specifically for Stevens Pass:

That will be the day when I can create a forecast like that for the lowlands! As you can see, we won’t be suffering from any shortage of snow through the next week or couple weeks for that matter. If you want a White Christmas, there’s a 100% chance of it in the mountains! And that’s even greater news, because all of you who put “snowboard” or “skis” on your holiday wishlist will get to put it to great use!

…and then there’s the lowlands :) No snow down here (except for the high hills east of Seattle!), but it’ll definitely feel seasonably chilly. Highs are only expected to make it to the low 40s at best tomorrow. Expect the next round of real steady rain to move through Tuesday, and then from there we’ll be facing more showers than steady, all day rain. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s.

Pretty typical, but don’t worry lowland snow lovers! Our time will come :)

Have a great weekend!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

E-mail: forecastingkitsap@live.com

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