Snow Blankets the Pacific Northwest


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Boulder, CO Nov. 3–La Nina has arrived early in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s snowing all over. Several resorts around the Pacific Northwest and Canada have reported snowfall from several inches to several feet.

Last weekend, resorts from Washington State to Alberta, Canada got gobs of snow and more is falling today. Whistler Blackcomb got two-and-a-half feet at mid-mountain and about four feet at the summit over the weekend.

Snow started up again today, and the resort is reporting 7-8 inches in the valley. The forecast calls for snow continuing through the night with yet another system moving in this weekend.

“It’s been cold, it feels like February,” reported Susan Darch of Whistler. “We started making snow yesterday to go with the snow we got last weekend. It’s snowing and blowing up there at the top right now and there is a heavy snow warning.”

In Washington State, world snowfall record holder, Mt. Baker received a foot of new snow over the weekend. Just over the border in Canada, Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, got three feet and will now open even earlier than planned.

“The snow came sooner than we expected,” stated John Ross of Sunshine Village. “We are going to open the earliest we have in fifteen years.”

The forecast for the weekend in the Pacific Northwest calls for another storm front to move in and drop several inches of snow in the mountains.

SkiNet will be following the progress of these storms, so keep checking back!