Next week, the GFS wants to build a ridge over the area and cut-off a low off the California coast while the EC wants to keep storms coming.
At this point it’s really difficult to iron our the details because the models don’t want to agree…. What we do know is that we will see snow this weekend, most likely on Saturday night thru Sunday Night. How much is still up in the air but significant accumulations are possible. Stay tuned as we get closer to the onset of snow and therefore get a clearer picture of exactly what we can expect . . .
Then on Saturday the trough in the Pacific pushes onshore with strong cold front, lots of cold air, and lots of snow. This large trough will push moisture into the entire lenghth of the Rockies from Montana down to New Mexico. The snow should fall most of the weekend bring up to a foot for most areas with up to 2 feet for some of the aras favored in a West-East flow like Steamboat. Jackson could pick up another 2 feet bringing their total for the week to 2-4+ feet.
Here is the snowfall forecast by next Monday morning showing most of the West covered in snow even down into the the mountains of Mexico. That shows you how cold this trough will be for the month of March.
The Chase? My chase if I could, would be the Northwest Sunday-Thursday, Sierra Friday/Saturday, and Utah or Colorado Saturday/Sunday