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It looks like Saturday and Sunday will be dry, then the next storm will approach on Sunday night and could bring snow through Tuesday.
For days, the European model has insisted that this storm would hit all of Colorado while the American GFS model has kept the storm further north, only grazing northern Colorado. Now, the American GFS model is trending south with the storm, and another often-accurate model, the British UKMet, also shows the storm further south and hitting all of Colorado.
This is all good news and points toward the likelihood that most of Colorado will see snow from Sunday night through Tuesday, with the most snow potentially falling in the southern part of the southern mountains (Wolf Creek, Purgatory, Silverton, maybe Telluride) with the best chance for intense snow at all mountains on Monday night and Tuesday.
This storm is still 5-7 days away, so a lot will change in the forecast, but I like the general idea of keeping your eye out for powder days early next week.
What happens after that? The western US will likely stay stormy, but I don’t know exactly when we’ll see the next storm in Colorado. Stay tuned…
See Joel Gratz’s original post on OpenSnow.com
Friday and Saturday will be break days. So if you’re looking for clear conditions this weekend to ski, Saturday will be your day. The next storm starts to push into the region on Sunday with clouds and winds picking up, perhaps some snow developing during the afternoon. GFS and Euro have come into better agreement on the timing of the next storm. The Euro is still slightly faster, but it’s looking like a late Sunday into Monday event. There is potential for it to be a bit stronger if it can tap into more moisture and stall a bit over the area.
President’s Day is Monday and hopefully the storm will bring deep enough snow that we won’t feel any crust beneath the pow.
Details on that storm will be ironed out as we get closer. Right now, both the GFS and Euro showing solid totals over the next two storms combined…
See Evan Thayer’s original post on OpenSnow.com
The start of the weekend will see clearer skies, as high pressure builds on the heels of Friday’s scattered snow showers. Temperatures will fall as winds shift to north westerly flow. This will pump cooler air into the region, and drop daytime high temperatures around the slopes. Expect to be well below freezing this Saturday if your local resort is north of the NH and MA border. This is great news if your local resort has artificial snow capabilities, as most mountains will try to make up for the melting we’ll see this week. While it’s not fresh powder, there is the potential for that to change later on in the weekend…
Sunday is tracking to bring a decent amount of snowfall to the region. The system is associated with a classic Nor’easter driving up the eastern coast. These type of storms can drop a lot of snow onto the region, which is why we’ll keep a close eye on it as we move closer toward Sunday. As of now, it looks to bring a few inches to the mountains Saturday night into Sunday morning. Specifics on this storm will become more apparent as we move closer toward it, but definitely keep it in mind if you’re planning which days to head out this weekend. We’ll likely receive something from this system; exact amounts, and the timing are still a little too far out to tell though. Here’s the model run for the storm:
Courtesy of Tropical TIdbits
See Plymouth States’s original post on OpenSnow.com
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