The Pacific Northwest is getting slammed by an onslaught of storm systems. At high elevations in Washington state, there have been numerous reports of wind gusts around 100 mph today. Heavy rains at low elevations (several inches) have produced a landslide risk.

But what caught my eye is this National Weather Service forecast for Mt. Rainier, Washington (hat tip, Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather). Through Wednesday, NWS is calling for 80-108 inches of snow, including 36-42 inches by this evening (I almost wonder if that’s a typo).


For snow lovers this Thanksgiving week, the Pacific Northwest is definitely the place to be. It’s just not the place to be for travel.