SnoCast: Bursts of Snow Lead Into Thanksgiving Week
As many ski areas target opening dates, we head into Thanksgiving week with few shots of snow for both the east and west.
Coming off a very snowy, active stretch, the west will feature various bursts of snow after a generally quiet, yet gorgeous weekend. A small burst of light snow develops in the Colorado Rockies Saturday with snow amounts of 2-6” possible. Then, look to the Pacific Northwest and western British Columbia for bouts of heavier snow incoming Sunday-Tuesday. Snow amounts will generally range 3-9” for the Oregon Cascades and Idaho mountains, with heavier totals of 10-20”+ over the Washington Cascades and B.C.’s Coast Range through Tuesday, with additional light totals as the storm tapers over the northern intermountain west through Wednesday.
For the East, we’ve just come off of a welcome chilly snap, allowing many ski areas to fire up the snow machines. Upcoming weather will feature generally pleasant and mild weather through this weekend. A slug of moisture creeps northward by Sunday-Monday, allowing a brief burst of snow on the northern edge of otherwise rain from Michigan to southern Quebec. Though totals will be minimal, colder air settles in again Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights offering up enough chill for overnight snowmaking. Another storm likely brings a snow/rain mix before Thanksgiving with details TBD.
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6-10 Day Outlook
The outlook for Thanksgiving into the holiday weekend to follow (11/24-28) features generally tranquil weather with mild temperatures in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic, near average overall for the West, and eventually turning colder by the weekend (11/28-29) for the Northeast.