Quick word from Warren Miller Entertainment:
With another winter around the corner, Warren Miller Entertainment will be anywhere mountains rise and snow falls. This year, launch your ski and snowboard season with the 67th annual film, Here, There & Everywhere, screening along the Front Range November 10 through the 23. Find a show near you → http://opsw.co/1Nyy1zy
The beautiful fall weather will continue through the weekend, and then a brief shot of cold air and snow could arrive on Monday the 31st, just in time for Halloween. Another storm my swing near Colorado later next week.
Waiting … waiting … waiting for cold air and snow. Will it arrive soon? Unfortunately not. The next few days will be warm, sunny, and dry.
The weather pattern later this week looks similar to the last few weeks. A large area of storminess is anchored just west of the west coast while a ridge of high pressure will stay over Colorado.
As a piece of the west-coast storminess heads east, western and northern Colorado may see a few showers late Friday into Saturday, but they won’t amount to much.
Beyond the Monday storm, we should return to dry weather for a few days, and then there’s a chance that another piece of the west-coast storminess heads east toward the Rockies near the end of the week (November 3rd-ish). We’ll see if that transpires … it’s over one week away, so no promises:-)
Don’t fret when you see the graphic below.
Most 10-15 day forecasts I’ve seen show most of the storminess staying well off the west coast with a ridge over the Rockies. Of course 10-15 day forecasts aren’t that accurate, but still, this forecast doesn’t inspire confidence that we’ll see cold weather during the first 10 days of November.
At some point, the storminess over the Pacific should shift east, and when it does, we should enjoy a stretch of snowy and cold weather. But we’ll likely have to wait until at least after the first week of November for that to occur here in Colorado.
Not far to our west and north, in Tahoe, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and western Canada, the snowpack is growing and in good shape for the early season.
Patience…we’ll get there!
Warm temperatures mean not a lot of great snowmaking time for the next week. I wish I had better news.
Thanks for reading, even when it’s warm outside!
Heli-ski event at Arc’teryx in Cherry Creek on Wednesday, November 2nd
Join myself and Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli Skiing at the Arc’teryx store to enjoy a few beverages, learn more about CMH’s lodges and trips from one of their guides, watch a few short films, and hear more about my trips to CMH and if I think it’ll ever stop being super warm in November:-) The event is from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, November 2nd, at the Arc’teryx store at 250 Columbine St. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for seating and beverages: http://opsw.co/cmharcteryx
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