As more storms that pass over the region continue to precipitate snow instead of the rain we saw in November, a few systems are forecast to pass over the North East that could possibly dump a fair amount of snow to the summits. This weekend will be one of the coldest we've seen all season, so make sure to bring your puffiest jacket or add an extra layer!
Short Term Forecast
Good morning everyone, currently we are experiencing some light flurries across the region. The Sugarloaf area however is starting to receive the bulk of it’s snowfall from this system. Most mountains in the White’s, and northern Vermont have reported receiving around an inch over night. The Maine resorts will receive just around the same. Conditions will be on the chilly side, however there is the chance to get some decent fresh powder runs in if you’re heading out this morning. To see what your local resort weather is here is the current radar loop:
The storm that gave us some powder overnight will continue to move east and out to see by the end of the day. In terms of precipitation this event is over, however there is a system to the north of us that could bring some scattered snow showers into the region Thursday night into Friday. These snow totals won't really amount to anything over an inch if that. The biggest development with this storm is the northerly flow of cold air it will bring for the start of the weekend. Yesterday we experienced a lot of snow melt and slushy conditions as the temperatures climbed far above freezing. This will not be the case as the next system comes in. Along with windchill on the summits, it will be a cold weekend for skiing. This will allow for more manmade snow, and fresh powder not melting away, but bringing an extra jacket to throw in a locker would be a good idea. Conditions will be on the fair side across the board. It will be mostly man made snow runs, which is typical for this time of year. As we continue into winter though we’re already seeing most storms producing snow instead of rain. In fact we have a few more coming down the pipe in the long range forecast. Looking at what’s next though, here are the temperatures for the weekend, you can see they get on the cold side. Northern locations like Jay’s peak are forecasted to be in the teens:
Sunday night into Monday there currently seems to be the chance for a fair amount of precipitation to fall over the North East. The difference between seeing snow totals similar to what we saw last night, and around 3-4 inches will be if the storm stays together as it moves over the region. Currently it’s forecasted to start breaking apart and become more scattered as it moves overhead, this would decrease the total amount of snowfall across the board. If it’s able to hold together as it moves in, then we could see a few more inches from this storm. This is five days out, so there is still uncertainty on exactly how much we will receive, however there is a high chance we will receive snow during that time. Here is the current forecasted model for the storm:
Looking very far ahead there is a storm forecasted to follow up a day after the one just mentioned, how much and exactly when are still uncertain. More developments on the storm will be detailed as we get closer. Other than that, that’s all we have for today! Thank’s for reading and we hope you get some great runs in today!
Christopher Hohman, Plymouth State University Undergraduate
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