The Northwest U.S. and Rockies are now facing major snowfall thanks to a snow storm, seeing widespread accumulation.
The cold air and snowfall building up in the first snow of the season for many areas where the storm is hitting.
Recently, the Northwest and Northern Rockies have been warmer than normal, according to AccuWeather. States reached up to the 70s and 80s some days last week, which were much higher than the average temperature.
Despite the warmth, snowfall has spread throughout the Rockies and Northwest regions
Temperatures dropped significantly over the weekend to the 40s and 50s, with snow covering the region on Sunday morning. The snowfall ranged from Canada to Utah and Colorado.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham forecasted that the storm would strengthen early in the week. This would allow snow to fill in and for strong winds to develop.
Highest areas to see the most snowfall in the Rockies and surrounding areas
- Alta, Utah: 20 inches
- Brighton, Utah: 18 inches
- Big Sky, Montana: 17 inches
- Bozeman, Montana: 15.8 inches
- McGill, Nevada: 14 inches
Snowfall is ecpected to stretch from the Canadian Rockies all the way to North Dakota and the Colorado-New Mexico border.
Around 6 to 12 inches are expected in the areas the storm is supposed to hit. Some places could suffer as much as 30 inches.
In addition to this being a major storm and snowfall, many of these areas have been suffering a drought and this is expected to help.
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