Light snow is continuing Wednesday night in the northern Rockies. Montana and Wyoming will see another round of light snow through Thursday morning. It's possible that another 2-4 inches accumulate from the Missoula mountains extending south to Big Sky. The Tetons may see an inch at best. Light snow returns for a final push in the northern Rockies including the Front Range of Denver on Friday/Saturday. New England is a wildcard for heavy snow this weekend (Upper elevations) but a sure bet for the middle of next week.
Short Term Forecast
Light snow will continue in the northern Rockies, especially into Thursday morning near Missoula extending to Big Sky. After a break on Friday, the last wave of low pressure drops down from Canada on Saturday. This will kick off light to moderate bands of snow for most of north/central Montana Saturday morning extending from Kalispell, Missoula, and eventually Bozeman and Red Lodge Mountain. That system moves just east of the Tetons (Light snow is possible) and into the Front range of Colorado for early Sunday morning. I am not expecting any significant amounts. There may be some isolated 3-6 inch totals at the Montana Wyoming border. As I said in an earlier post "The caboose is in sight for the Rockies while the snow train may arrive for New England"
Below: Total snowfall from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday afternoon for the Rockies. Light snow in most areas with the exception of heavier amounts at the WY/MT border. It's possible that Red Lodge Mountain ski area or just west, see the higher amounts, however with NW winds they may come up short (NE winds are better for Red Lodge).
Rain and moderate mountain snow are likely in New England Friday night-Saturday. 2
Below: Total snowfall in New England through Saturday (GFS). The Euro which I am not sharing on this post is more bullish (Deeper).
Below: 2500 foot freezing levels late Friday night into early Saturday, with some colder air noted in Maine. Rain is likely at the bases of most ski areas until mid or late Saturday. Maine may see some exceptions.
Colder air and westerly winds late Saturday may bring some
Below: Colder air is entrenched into New England by
Below: The pure optimistic model of total snowfall for the next 7 days (Including storm 1 this weekend). The 33 inches designates the Mount Washington Observatory. Image: WX Bell GFS
Its only early November! If it is not snowing where you live continue to stay outside! I skinned up Breckenridge in knee deep powder earlier this week followed by a late day mountain bike ride in Park City today. Enjoy the outdoors! Snow will be falling soon! If not, start chasing.
New England may be a solid contender by the end of next week.
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