How to Read Our Snow Data Above
Snowfall amounts for 12hr (overnight), 24hr, and 48hr timeframes are based on measurements taken at 5am daily. 24hr and 48hr snow totals are cumulative, so whatever fell in the last 24 is built into the 48. Between 5pm and 5am our weather data is automatically updated based on telemetry data from Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center and represents our overnight totals. The "Since 5am" snowfall amount is based on manual measurements taken periodically throughout the day.
Wind speeds for the base of Alpental and Base of Summit West courtesy of Yahoo! Weather.
Monday, Feb 8th: Fog hanging out near the base areas, but it's pretty thin and I could see clear skies and starts above that little layer of fog. Hopefully with the rising of the sun, the fog will burn off and we'll be left with sunny weather in the mountains. The forecast is calling for sunshine today, with warm temperatures. Then more of the same tomorrow. Snow conditions this morning will start out on the firm side, then as the sun heats the surface up we should see softer easily edged snow.
Always remember to check WSDOT for I-90 road conditions before you leave home, with winter storms, inevitably comes poor road conditions. Make sure you and your vehicle are both prepared to drive up the pass before you leave.
The roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places