SnoCountry SnoCast: Recent Pattern Sets Up Nice December
Thanks to a stormy and snowy Thanksgiving week, we are in prime position for a great start to December!
Eastern U.S. & Canada
After a nice widespread snow to kick off December the weather pattern will stay cold enough to keep all that fresh base around. Two quick Alberta Clippers will move through the Northeast Thursday and Friday, each with 1-3” of snow.
While staying chilly, Sunday will be your warmer weekend day. In fact, the warming trend will continue Monday and Tuesday in advance of our next cold front. This will mean a rain/snow mix those two days, then turning much colder by Wednesday. The best spots for new snowfall this week will be resorts closer to the Great Lakes, as well as spots in Ontario. That’s why this week we love Berkshire East, Belleayre, Greek Peak and Blue Mountain. Keep in mind this week that each day will be pretty breezy. Check local resort conditions to see if wind is impacting any operations.
Western U.S. & Canada
How about the Desert Southwest? We wrote about how snowy it was to end November, check it out here. Now on to December where it will begin with more powder for the Four Corners Thursday. This will be a quick 3-6” for many, ending with snow showers for New Mexico and Colorado on Friday.
Meanwhile, a very strong storm will bring heavy mountain snow to British Columbia and the Northwest U.S. Friday, into Idaho and Montana Saturday, then much of the West through Sunday. Many areas will get 8-16” out of this storm.
It will turn sunny and cool Monday, then another potent storm may arrive as early as Tuesday in western Canada. Best bets this week belong to Mammoth, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley and Revelstoke.