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Alta, Just 23 Inches to go for 900

By April 9, 2023No Comments

Posted April 9, 8:10 am MT 7;10 am PT

Snow Stake Cams

MSLP Surface Chart thru Arp 15

All Snow GFS

Alta Discussion

Just 23 inches away from the 900 club after smashing the previous record that has been kept over the last 43 years.  We have projected 900 by their closing date of April 23rd.  The above chart is the long-range ensemble forecast, from the Euro, that takes us to that point.  There are 4 storms predicted to occur during that period, which the Euro seemingly concurs with.  Incidentally, those 4 storms were predicted by FutureSnow back on March 18th.  

Below is the projected snowfall total for the next storm.  Not much, it should be more.  Let’s give it a couple of day to see how this shakes out.  

We continue to be blessed with teleconnection help from the Artic Oscillation that is keeping the cold air in place.  The AO is projected to dive negative with the incoming system, storm 80, the 13-14th.

Finally, the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) may also give us a boost. The MJO is projected to enter phase 7 about the same time as the next storm system comes through on the 13th. Now, it won’t help this upcoming storm, because there is a lag between when the phase begins, and when it actually increases storm strength, but the following storms might be affected.  Best case scenario, would be another AR for Lake Tahoe that would bring winter back for Utah and Colorado.

Everything is lining up, lets see if we can hang on to winter just a little longer.

Long-Range Predictions thru April 30

Thanks for reading the blog, as always if you have any questions feel free to comment below, or send me an email to Mike@FutureSnow.CO


Forecasted Areas

Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains

Crystal MountainMount Hood MeadowsTimberline49 Degrees North,  BachelorMt Baker,

Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains

HeavenlyPalisades TahoeKirkwoodDodge RidgeDonner Ski Ranch

Utah Wasatch Mountains

AltaPark CityDeer ValleyBrightonSnowbirdBrian Head

Colorado Rocky Mountains

AspenAspen HighlandsSnowmassVailBeaver Creek,  Winter ParkKeystoneArapahoe BasinBreckenridgeCopper MountainPowderhornSki CooperTellurideCrested ButteSilvertonWolf CreekEldoraLoveland

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