Tuesday, March 8, 2022
I wanted to give a quick update on the storm for tomorrow which I first discussed in my last Sunday’s weather narrative, as its looking bigger than that 5-10” storm total. The arctic front is currently located in central Wyoming as the parent storm moves southward from the Canadian border toward the Great Basin tomorrow.
We should see some light snow showers this evening ahead of the cold front, but the snows will get going in earnest by around mid-evening to midnight as the winds turn to be from our favorable northwest direction as part of the front moves through. We could see snowfall rates above an inch per hour at times, and I would expect 3-6” on the Wednesday morning mid-mountain report.
As the parent storm moves southward into the Great Basin on Wednesday, the winds should decrease and turn to be more from the west, which will keep the snows going through the day and into the overnight. Another 5-10” is possible by sunset, with another 1-4” overnight.
Travel will likely be difficult or even impossible at times over Rabbit Ears Pass, as the National Weather Service is talking about the possibility of snow squalls on Wednesday in the very cold and unstable air mass behind the front. Hopefully your travel can be completed by tonight or started on Thursday as Wednesday will be best enjoyed on the hill.