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We are going through the dry stretch of the pattern. You can see on our Long-Range Forecast that we have one storm in between the 20th and 30th, a system for Pacific Northwest due on the 26th. That system is on the GFS and is about a half a day late.
Before the PNW storm on the 26th, we have that clipper we have been talking about. In the past we would have included this system, but we are learning that these little ones are better off being left out. It’s still cool to see everything play out exactly as it is supposed to happen.
The ridge off the west coast is a little wider than last time, forcing the storm, after the clipper, to cover more distance before taking the predicted path, southeast to Utah and Colorado. This is affecting the track and timing a little, but it shouldn’t be a problem as there is a secondary wave that trails (26th system).
Below is the 7-day total that reflect the two waves we are talking about.
The last time these two waves came through we had primarily rain for the first wave in the PNW followed by snow for the second wave. Mt Hood was the winner with 6 snow and 2 inches of rain, Whistler 5, Crystel 4, and Mt Bachelor 5. In Utah, Alta had 2-day totals of 8, While in Colorado, a rare time where the state has outperformed Utah, with Breckenridge 14, Beaver Creek 13, Steamboat 11, Vail 9, Wolf Creek and Aspen 7. Also, a rare spotting of Santa before Christmas.
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Long-Range Forecast Predictions thru March
Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains
Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains
Utah Wasatch Mountains
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