Big Storms Coming – PNW Get Ready
Put away your lawn furniture, batten down the hatches, and mount some fatties (cough, I meant skis you pervert) – a big ass storm is about to roll through the Pacific NorthWest. After a storm of 'historic intensity' hit Alaska 2 weeks ago, it looks like we're about to get a wee piece of it down here. Fresh off the heels of the resort early openings, things are going to fill in quicker than we might have thought! Get our your snorkels, your burried rock/stump radar, and your cough medicine, cause it's gonna be sick.
Whistler Blackcomb's alpine forecast is calling for anywhere from 70cm – 120cm over the next few days. Likewise Mt Baker's NOAA forecast boasts a solid 3-4 feet, and the Mt Baker snow-forecast.com page is lookin' decent as well. If you want to get really excited UnofficialNetworks is callin' for almost 10 feet at Baker, but the logic there is lookin' pretty rough around the edges, swall a liter of salt before you read it. Want a little more stoke? Check out Grant Gunderson's Mt Baker Opening Day gallery.
Do forecasts realy mean anything? No, apart from creating some good buzz. What really matters is how much of this snow shows up and burries the peaks so that opening day for Blackcomb on Thursday can be as mind-blowingly legendary as the last 2 seasons. Cross your fingers and wax your big boards. Winter 2011-12 is here to stay.
The first 5cm of snowflakes in Whistler, many, many more to come.