SnoCountry SnoCast: Here Comes Some Cold
Jackson Hole getting the good stuff. (Jackson Hole)
It’s finally going to feel more like fall across the East as a sharp Canadian front plows through New England and brings snowfall, plus those long-awaited colder temperatures.
East U.S. & Canada
We begin the weather discussion in the East this week because all eyes are on a colder weather pattern setting up. A sharp cold front will swing through the Northeast Thursday night bringing snow squalls and much colder weather. Snowfall will be mainly 1-3” however it’s plausible to get up to 6” at some summits in northern New England by Friday.
A few ski areas will try to open Saturday, read which ones here!
Far colder weather will dominate Friday, Saturday, and Sunday which will give us snowmaking opportunities. There will be another chance of snow Sunday-Monday but accumulations will likely be light. Colder weather looks like it will hold steady through Wednesday, so let’s hope for some quick disturbances to give us snow!
What a start to the season! Some areas have a foot of snow depth and it will remain very cold through Wednesday. There is a chance of snowfall Saturday with a quick 2-4” for northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Colder weather means any existing/new snow will likely stick around, excellent news for Trollhaugen.
West U.S. & Canada
This continues to be the region with the most amount of storms. However warmer temperatures right now will result in more of a rain/snow mix. Snow levels will be quite high for the U.S. through the weekend, between 7,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level.
In Canada snow levels will be near 1,500 meters but dropping to as low as 500 meters Monday-Wednesday. Another 30 centimeters (12") is possible for Banff Norquay. As a result, snow will likely be heavier, wetter, and more limited to summits. With each storm, be careful of strong winds. These storms as of late are big wind-makers. While we’ll get breaks at times, it looks to be stormiest Thursday/Friday, then late Sunday to Wednesday.