It has been a grand ski season so far this winter with the fun times carrying on in the days ahead and most likely well into spring.
A series of low-pressure disturbances and a cool air mass will move over the Cascades bringing light snow showers on Friday and late Saturday with a brief sunny period occurring early Saturday. Don’t expect more than a trace to 3 inches of new snow – just enough to reinvigorate the slopes to cover the hard and crusty stuff underneath.
Look for partly sunny skies and dry weather, possibly peppered with a few light snow showers, heading into the early part of next week. The freezing level will remain low, anywhere from the surface up to 2,000 feet.
The total snowfall this season is 397 inches at Mount Baker Ski Area (record was 1,140 inches in the 1998-99 season, runner-up was 857 inches in 2010-11 and average is 659 inches); 253 inches at the Summit at Snoqualmie; 303 inches at Stevens Pass Resort; 286 inches at Crystal Mountain Resort; 304 to 338 inches at White Pass Ski Area; and 316 inches at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia.
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