MT. BAKER SKI AREA




Winter Weather Advisory currently in effect for Mt. Baker Ski Area. * WHAT...Snow expected above 4000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches. Highest amounts at Mount Baker. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Cascade mountains and valleys of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including the Mount Baker Ski Area. Cascade mountains and valleys of Snohomish and King Counties, including Stevens Pass. * WHEN...From 5 AM Wednesday to 5 AM PDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Plan on very difficult travel.
  • Snowpack
  • 126.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 5% above the seasonal average of 76". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 12 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 147.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • Snowpack levels remain unchanged since yesterday, with the mountain sitting at a 126.0" snowpack and a 62.3" snow water equivalent. Perched in washington, Mt. Baker Ski Area air temperatures were recorded at 36.0° at last check.

  • Air Temp
  • 46°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in washington, with up to 16" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
126.0" (+5%) 76" 147.0" (2010) 0.0" (2014)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. High near 46. Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tomorrow, A 40 percent chance of rain before 11am. Snow level 2400 feet rising to 3500 feet in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
MF NOOKSACK RIVER NEAR DEMING
USGS 12208000
629 cfs 4.1 ft
BACON CREEK BELOW OAKES CREEK NEAR MARBLEMOUNT
USGS 12179900
727 cfs 5.0 ft
SALIX CREEK AT S CASCADE GL NEAR MARBLEMOUNT
USGS 12181200
0 cfs 0.1 ft
SAUK RIVER AT DARRINGTON
USGS 12187500
5,220 cfs 8.2 ft
SKOOKUM CREEK ABOVE DIVERSION NEAR WICKERSHAM
USGS 12209490
162 cfs 2.1 ft
SKAGIT RIVER AT NEWHALEM
USGS 12178000
3,880 cfs 83.9 ft
CLEARWATER CREEK NEAR WELCOME
USGS 12207850
39 cfs 0.6 ft
BRANNIAN CREEK AT S BAY DR NR WICKERSHAM
USGS 12201960
7 cfs 6.2 ft
ANDERSON CREEK NEAR BELLINGHAM
USGS 12201950
7 cfs 1.8 ft
SUMAS RIVER NEAR SUMAS
USGS 12214500
64 cfs ft
NEWHALEM CREEK NEAR NEWHALEM
USGS 12178100
554 cfs 3.8 ft
SAUK RIVER AB WHITECHUCK RIVER NEAR DARRINGTON
USGS 12186000
1,850 cfs 4.3 ft
NF STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON
USGS 12167000
2,470 cfs 4.1 ft
RACEHORSE CREEK AT NORTH FORK ROAD NR KENDALL
USGS 12206900
23 cfs 8.4 ft
SKAGIT RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT
USGS 12181000
6,560 cfs 4.4 ft
NF NOOKSACK RIVER BL CASCADE CREEK NR GLACIER
USGS 12205000
1,070 cfs 3.3 ft
SF NOOKSACK RIVER AT SAXON BRIDGE
USGS 12210000
1,320 cfs 2.5 ft
EAST BRANCH TULALIP CREEK NR MOUTH NR TULALIP
USGS 12158032
4 cfs 0.7 ft
NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVILLE
USGS 12210700
4,750 cfs 141.3 ft
TULALIP CREEK ABOVE EAST BRANCH NEAR TULALIP
USGS 12158010
7 cfs 0.7 ft
SAUK RIVER NEAR SAUK
USGS 12189500
6,110 cfs 5.8 ft
CASCADE RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT
USGS 12182500
1,550 cfs 14.3 ft
THUNDER CREEK NEAR NEWHALEM
USGS 12175500
799 cfs 8.7 ft
SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE
USGS 12194000
17,300 cfs 18.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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