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SnoCountry SnoCast: Favorable Pattern in the East


Fresh powder can be found across much of the Northeast. (Stowe Mountain Resort)

The Northeast and Great Lakes regions are settled in a weather pattern that allows for more snowfall and cold temperatures. The West sees some snowfall return and possibly a pattern change.

Eastern U.S. & Canada

There’s a lot of fresh powder waiting for you after multiple storms dumped several inches. The next opportunities for snow will be Friday and Saturday (2-4”), Monday (1-3”), and Wednesday (1-3”). Watch each system because there will be potential for strengthening and more snowfall.

Snowfall forecast through Wednesday, December 20 where purples show several inches or more. (Weatherbell)

A total of 4-10” is likely this week with the opportunity for more. Great news for Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, and Gunstock in New Hampshire.

Arctic air will be in place as low pressure centers move across the East. These will provide very powdery snow. (NOAA/NWS)

Meanwhile, fresh shots of arctic chill will settle across southern Quebec and the Northeast keeping temperatures in the single numbers and teens with breezy conditions. It may trend warmer the week of the 18th, but still remain active with additional opportunities for snowfall.

Western U.S. & Canada

British Columbia and Alberta will get the most amount of snowfall this week. Some of that will leak into the U.S. with Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana seeing the biggest potential.

Snowfall forecast through Sunday, December 17 shows highest amounts in Canada but some moderate snow across parts of the Rockies. (Tropicaltidbits)

A rain/snow mix with snow above 5,000 feet elevation will move across the West between Friday and Sunday with 3-6” and isolated amounts up to 10”. Welcomed news for Fernie in British Columbia and Big Sky in Montana. Light, perhaps moderate, snow will fall in Wyoming and Colorado Thursday, then again during the weekend, in time for the Dew Tour & Olympic qualifying in Breckenridge.

Possible pattern change to colder/snowier conditions during the middle/late part of the week of the 18th.  (NCEP)

High pressure continues to dominate the area keeping most areas dry, but a colder and more favorable pattern may be looming by the middle of the week of the 18th!

Lyndon State College seniors Philomon Geertson and Liam Kelleher contributed to this article.

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