This article was originally posted on OpenSnow.com by Plymouth State Meteorologists.
One of the biggest storms we’ve seen this season will hit this Friday, it will bring some of the best conditions we’ve seen all year. Sunday there is the chance for a good follow up storm, and way down the line we’re tracking a potential storm for next Tuesday.
Short Term Forecast
Good morning everyone, currently we’re experiencing some flurries across New England, with temperatures around freezing. Temperatures will climb above freezing except for the northern fringes of the region, so today will be on the warmer side if you’re hitting the slopes. Expect the flurries in the mountain regions to persist through the day. Here is the current radar image to see what’s going on in your area:
Tomorrow’s storm is still looking to dump around 12-16 inches for northern New England. Models are forecasting higher values for the summits, but I wouldn’t take those numbers to heart. The GFS is forecasting higher numbers for the summits, but those numbers could be slightly skewed. However it should be expected that the mountains will receive the higher number forecasted above, if not more. Places south of the New Hampshire border though will be receiving mostly rain however due to the orientation of the warm front as it passes over the region. It’s expected to start snowing Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning. So unfortunately you’ll have to wait overnight before you can hit the slopes on that fresh powder. Some flurries should persist around the area throughout Friday, bottom line it’s going to be one of the best day we’ve had all season to hit the slopes on Friday. If you can get to the slopes early, I would highly recommend it, you’ll experience some of the best skiing in a while. Here is the model run and snowfall totals:
Sunday we’re looking at a storm that could drop a few inches for the region. The total won’t be as significant as the huge storm we’re seeing this Thursday, but it will be a noticeable amount on the slopes. It will definitely allow for some fair powder run on the slopes. The storm will start early Sunday morning, and will taper off into the afternoon. As we get closer if the storm starts to track with a higher snowfall total then right now, it could be a wonderful follow up storm for the one this Friday.
Very far out in the future we’re looking at another storm to bring snow showers around Tuesday, exact times and amounts wouldn’t be accurate right now, but keep on your radar for storms in the future. That’s all we have for now though, check back tomorrow for more updates on these storms coming up and how it will affect the slopes!
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