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Snow and Cold Air on the Way

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Posted October 10, 2023

Changes on the Way 

Pattern Discussion 

This is the first cycle of the new pattern.  We have cold air and snow coming this week from the Pacific Northwest to northern Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. The path of this storm will be one of the storm paths for this season.  This system will likely grow in strength to when it returns in the first half of December. We will have to watch how the teleconnections set up this season.   Below is the 500 millibar chart, between 16,000 to 20,000 feet.

Each storm that comes through now will return in each cycle until late summer next year.  If this storm returns with the proper setup, it could be a good producer.  


Cold temperatures are on the way beginning tomorrow afternoon for Utah.  Temps will fall into the low 20’s by late afternoon.  For Colorado, Wednesday night will see temps in the upper 20’s for 9,000 ft and low 20’s along the divide–that will mean 24-hour snow making for Arapahoe Basin and Loveland.

Courtesy, Al’s Blog 24 hour snowmaking possible Wednesday through Friday



Heavy snow begins Wednesday for northern Utah resorts Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbasin with cold temperatures falling throughout the day.  Snowfall totals should be in the 4-10 range with possible lake effect enhancement.  

Snow begins early Tomorrow morning, after a brief morning high temperature around 33 degrees, temps will fall gradually throughout the day.  Light west winds between 10-15 mph will switch from the northwest in the evening.  

Thursday, expect snow until mid to late morning with cold temperatures around the mid 20’s and light winds 10-15 mph.  




Colorado gets in on the action Wednesday afternoon, but more likely Wednesday evening as temperatures drop.  Upper elevations will likely be in the 4-6 range for resorts, such as, Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter Park and Aspen.

Expect scattered snow showers throughout the day mixed with rain Wednesday, turning to all snow late Wednesday evening.  Snow continues Thursday with moderate winds between 10-15 mph for the central and northern mountains, with stronger winds along the divide.



Hurricane LIDIA

Lidia is the third storm predicted by (FutureSnow).  It is expected to strengthen as it heads towards the Mexican Coastline.  The path is different than Hilary, likely due to the switch in pattern, from old to new.


Possible Hurricane Dates (prediction date May 19th)

Below are the updated predictions for possible hurricanes using our long-range prediction formula.  

Aug 12-17 Pacific Storm—–Verified Hurricane Hilary

Aug 30-Sept 6 Florida—–Verified Hurricane Idalia

Sept 26-Oct 3 Florida (added Sept 4th)

Sept 27- Oct 5 Hawaii

Sept 30-Oct 3rd Yucatan

Sept 30-Oct 5 Pacific Storm

Oct 4-12 Possible Return of Hilary—-Verified Hurricane Lidia


You can find the original post May 19th, and all Hurricane posts on this page—most recent posts appear first.



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