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SnoCountry SnoCast: Calendar Says Spring, Weather Says Winter!
The skiing will be sweet for the rest of March in the Northeast. (Loon/Twitter)
The ongoing weather pattern is laughing in the face of spring beginning Tuesday. Watch for epic conditions along both coasts of the U.S.
Eastern U.S. & Canada
Snow continues to pile up across the East. The third nor’easter of the month thus far will continue to spin over eastern Canada through Friday, the 16th. Moisture rotating around the low will combine with northwesterly winds to bring snow showers focused over the mountains of the interior Northeast and downwind of the Great Lakes into Friday. Additional snow accumulations of 6”+ are likely in these areas through Friday evening with locally higher tallies along prominent northwest-facing slopes.
Unseasonably cold high pressure will bring chilly temperatures in the 20s to near 30 both weekend afternoons. Meanwhile, yet another low could form off the Carolinas Tuesday. While the storm track remains uncertain, a coastal track could bring heavy snow midweek, the 20th to 22nd, from the Southern Appalachians northeastward through New England and Atlantic Canada. Stay tuned to local weather reports for further details. Any given resort looks best this week, but I really like Mass’s Bousquet Mountain, Maine’s Sugarloaf, and Vermont’s Mad River Glen.
Western U.S. & Canada
Many areas will receive snow showers during the upcoming week, but especially the Sierra Nevada. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday an ongoing winter storm will impact much of the West with plenty of fresh snow and gusty wind. Heaviest snow will occur above 7,000 feet elevation where 18-30 inches will fall. Those totals will be most likely along the California/Nevada border. Elsewhere we can expect 10-16.”
It should turn drier and calm Sunday and Monday. Another stronger system will likely come onshore in the West beginning Tuesday-Wednesday. Areas in prime spots this week will be California’s June Mountain, Washington’s 49 Degrees North, and Idaho’s Pebble Creek.
Lyndon State College seniors Philomon Geertson and Liam Kelleher contributed to this article.