Record cold temperatures slowly fade away in the East this week, while another batch of cold helps Canada and parts of the U.S. stay snowy.
Eastern U.S. & Canada
What a month! January was great for most and Fe”Brrr”uary will keep all the fresh snow around. Bitterly-cold air will hang around Thursday and Friday while lake effect snow falls. Expect feels-like temperatures to range from -20 to -30 degrees! It’ll turn warmer by the weekend, but clouds increase with a chance of light snow and mixed precip showers.
Watch for a quick-hitting system in the Virginias Friday (3-4”), then a larger storm Monday night to Tuesday (4-8”) with snow closer to the Canadian border. Best spots this week are the interior Northeast, Ontario and Quebec, as well as the mid-Atlantic. Areas we like are Mount Bohemia, Granite Peak, Winter Place Ski Resort, Sugarbush, Station du Mont Gleason and Holiday Valley.
Western U.S. & Canada
Most of our new snow will fall during the weekend. A smaller storm will bring moderate snow to California Thursday to Friday. By Friday afternoon and lasting through the weekend, all of the West gets in on at least some fresh snow. Winners will be in British Columbia, California and Utah. Between Friday and Sunday a widespread 6-12” will fall and locally up to 30”.
Monday-Wednesday a stronger storm moves out of the Rockies and into southern Canada, bringing much colder air through Alberta and the northwestern U.S. for the week. This week we love Northstar, Sunrise Park and Manning Park.
Thanks to Northern Vermont University – Lyndon meteorology students James Mundy and Francis Tarasiewicz for contributions to this article.