Great news for western Washington-based skiers!
The weather team at KING 5 in Seattle, Wash. reported Tuesday that Mt. Baker Ski Area on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has received a record 437 inches of snow so far, this season – including 105 inches in February, alone.
And today, station staff Tweeted that Crystal Mountain ski area, also on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, received 11 inches of snowfall in the past 24 hours, and that Mt. Baker received an additional 8 inches of snow!
Reminder: If you’re headed to the Cascades, driving through any Pacific Northwest mountains, this season – remember weather conditions in mountain passes and at the summit can be very different than those at lower and coastal elevations, and also conditions further inland!
Long delays while waiting for avalanche conditions or severe weather to clear are common.
Be prepared! Make sure your vehicle has a full tank of fuel, traction tires and chains / traction devices, and warm clothing or blankets in case you find yourself stopped… or stuck.
Fun fact: @mtbakerski has received 436 inches of snow this year! The average annual snowfall is 663 inches. The record, a world record BTW, was 1140 inches back in 1998-99! #K5Winter Join us tonight @KING5Seattle I'm on 6:30, 10 & 11pm – rain/snow mix in the forecast for some! pic.twitter.com/LwWG2gWQxF— Craig Herrera (@CraigHerreraTV) February 20, 2019