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May the Fourth Refresh

By May 5, 2022No Comments

Pattern Summary

Four resorts left in Colorado, and one in Utah.  Good refresh, as we celebrate a couple of pseudo holidays–Star Wars day and Cinco De Mayo.  Today is Day 25 of Cycle 4 (64 day cycle). 

The next storm is impacting the Pacific Northwest.  Whistler is getting snow at mid mountain.  That will arrive at Washington and Oregon resorts this afternoon.

Snow levels are around 6000 ft for Mt Hood, as we are still hanging on to some relatively cold air. 

Northern Cascades will have the best snow, but most resorts are closed.  Crystal Mountain is open weekends from 9-2:30.  


Upcoming Pattern Storms

May 5 (Tahoe AR Oct 25) Epic 100″ week in Cycle 2 with 39″ 1-day total in Cycle 1.However, in Cycle 3 the storm was caught up in the double-barrel high and that pushed the storm up in Canada.

May 7-8 Good storm all three cycles for Colorado and Utah with double-digit totals for all 3 Cycles with Cycle 2 the winner.  If you are looking for a powder day in May, this is the one to watch.  Arapahoe Basin time?

May 13-14 Storm hit Colorado all 3 cycles and missed to the north of Utah, in Cycle 1

May 17 Missed Utah and Colorado to the north in Cycle 1, but hit in both Cycle 2-3

May 20-21 Last storm of Active West Small system due to the weakening Active West pattern and transition to the Northern Pattern.  Hit in all 3 cycles for Utah and Colorado

June 5-6 AR 4th Straight for Seattle?

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