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Big Early-Season Snow Coming to the Northwest Right Now

How does Mt. Baker Ski Area get an average snowfall over 600 inches each year? Huge October storms certainly help. The National Weather Service is predicting an epic amount of snow for the tiny ski area 10 miles south of the Canadian border: between 55-90 inches from now through Sunday. The heaviest snow will fall today and all this precipitation should form a nice base on the mountain. The only worry? Whether snow levels will be low enough or weather most of the precipitation will fall as undeveloped snow (otherwise known as R-A-I-N). Mt. Baker is no stranger to big storms; in 1998-1999, they recorded a world-record breaking 1,140 inches of snow in a year. Are we gearing up for a repeat? Fingers crossed, Curbediverse.
· 7-Day Forecast for Mt. Baker, WA [NOAA]
· Mt. Baker Ski Area [Official Site]
· The Snow Lover's Bucket List: 33 Things to Do Before You Die [Curbed Ski]
· Why the Death of the Ski Bum Will Ruin Ski Towns Everywhere [Curbed Ski]