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Another Good Base Building Storm

By November 4, 2022No Comments

Storm Recap

The storm is exiting Colorado today and the next system is underway in the Pacific Northwest.  That system will move thru the Cascades and reach northern Colorado by Sunday morning.  There were some good totals throughout the west–Palisades Tahoe 14, Alta 15, Park City 13, Powderhorn 11, Breckenridge 8 (so far).

Speaking of the next system, Washington is getting hit with an atmospheric river (AR), as I write this.  That AR will slide down the coast to Northern California before the energy is cut-off.  The GFS has that energy re-engaging in Southern California Tuesday morning.  That could be interesting for SoCal resorts Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, and Mammoth.  We will keep an eye on this storm.

Snow Stake Cams

Mt Bachelor Big Sky Whistler Blackcomb Powderhorn Colorado Loveland Colorado Beaver Creek Breckenridge

Winter Forecast Update

Our winter forecast predictions (October 7th) have been perfect so far, well almost. We failed to mention the Colorado and Utah portion of the present storm, so I will grade us at 95% so far.

I get excited for Tahoe storms that date back to the old OpenSnow blog by Bryan Allegretto.  They had some great discussions there and quite a few have joined us here.  Anyway, I was so happy for the Tahoe storm I forgot to add the Utah and Colorado portion—my apologies.

Below is the updated forecast chart with the next incoming systems showing up on various models. I see various models because the GFS doesn’t have the storm on the 13th yet.

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Forecasted Areas:

Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains

Crystal Mountain, Mount Hood Meadows, Timberline, 49 Degrees North,  Bachelor, Mt Baker,

Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains

Heavenly, Palisades Tahoe, Kirkwood, Dodge Ridge, Donner Ski Ranch

Utah Wasatch Mountains

Alta, Park City, Deer Valley, Brighton, Snowbird, Brian Head

Colorado Rocky Mountains

Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, Vail, Beaver Creek,  Winter Park, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Telluride, Crested Butte, Silverton, Wolf Creek, Eldora, Loveland

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