A tranquil, yet pleasant weekend ahead for the U.S. to enjoy the open trails. Snow will come in bursts for western Canada, the U.S. Rockies and the east.
Eastern U.S. & Canada
Following a cold and snowy week in the east, with new snow from the Midwest to New England, conditions will quiet down this weekend. As much as 6-12” of snow fell on the Midwest and northeast peaks (we gave you a heads up on this storm in last week’s SnoCast). Great news for newly open(ing) Midwest and Northeast ski areas, including Boyne Mountain, Sunday River, & Mount Snow.
Expect light and scattered snow showers from the Midwest to northeast Thursday and Friday (respectively), followed by rather cold conditions through the weekend. Mountain temps will hold cold in the single digits to teens each day, allowing what snow we have to stay, and snowmaking to continue. We’re storm-free for a few days, but keep an eye on a potential coastal storm around Tuesday, Nov 19. It’s too far out for details, but something to watch.
Forecast temperatures Saturday through Sunday in the northeast will feel more like mid-winter with single digits and teens each day, and subzero temps at night for many (WeatherBell)Western U.S. & Canada
In the west, we look to Canada for the most snow in the forecast through the weekend. A potent storm in the Gulf of Alaska will pump in two bursts of snow to British Columbia and Alberta, with potential amounts up 10-20” (25-50cm) of total snow this Friday through Monday (Nov 15-18). This will continue to help build the base at Whistler, Revelstoke, and Apex which are all looking forward to opening days later this month
BC Snow Forecast: Snow targets western Canada as a storm pumps in two rounds of snow through the weekend. As much as 25-50 cm/10-20" will fall at the peaks (Pivotal Weather)
In the western U.S, some of the energy from the aforementioned storm will trickle down the Rockies Saturday and early Sunday. Look for 1-4” generally at the highest peaks from Idaho to Colorado, with some higher amounts up to 6” through midday Sunday.
Scattered snow bursts will create light accumulation across the midwest and northeast to finish the week, with several inches possible in the Rockies through the weekend (Pivotal Weather).