Nine feet of snow for tops of the Cascade mountains

Huge ‘river in the sky’ headed for the Pacific Northwest.

The atmospheric river, some 5,000 miles long, could dump a whopping 9 feet (almost 3 meters) of snow on the tops of the Cascade mountains, according to the weather service.

As much as 15 inches of rain is forecast farther down the mountains, while several inches of rain could inundate those areas closer to sea level, including Portland and Seattle.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/10/18/5-000-mile-long-river-sky-deliver-heavy-rain-feet-snow-northwest/776060001/


4 thoughts on “Nine feet of snow for tops of the Cascade mountains

  1. Please report back on actual depths recorded after the storm is through. With a dump that big, Mt Baker website will undoubtedly report it.

    ‘Could dump’ is exactly the same scaremongering as computer modelling.

  2. ” Could” is the favorite word of the Globalist Warming Supremacists. I don’t see you insulting them.

  3. Do you mean the Mt. Baker Ski Area website? Because the lower elevation ski area is not going to receive nine feet of snowfall from this significant early Autumn snowfall. However, Mt. Baker the volcano adjacent to the ski area tops out at 10,781 feet above sea level, and nine feet of snowfall is certainly possible on top of that glaciated mountain – that’s why geologist Don Easterbrook has confirmed that the volcano’s glaciers are advancing: due to excessive annual snowfall. Furthermore, during recent winters including last winter, Mt. Baker the ski area has had a settled snow base of more than 17 feet of snow at 5,000 or so feet elevation and it set the annual snowfall record in 1998/1999 with 1,140 inches of snowfall. Numerous other North Cascades peaks including the ones surrounding my house top out above 8,000 feet and will receive FEET of accumulation out of this AR. It’s currently snowing at my house elevation 3,000 feet. So yes it does “dump” in the Cascades. That’s the lingo we skiers use for massive snow accumulation.

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