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By Luke Stone, Forecaster Posted 5 months ago September 29, 2023

South American Winter Is Winding Down

Summary

Some resorts have closed in Chile and Argentina, and many others have announced their closing dates. Chances for light snow remain with a stronger storm possible at the end of next week. There are still some chances to ski and ride fresh snow.

Short Term Forecast

Recently, a crew completed the first descent of the 'Japanese' ramp from the summit on Cerro Castillo. Check out some of the shots below.

First, the 'Japanese' ramp.

Another angle of the ramp below.

Forecast for Friday 9/29 - Sunday 10/1

We are looking at a warm and dry weekend, with spring conditions. Temperatures will climb well above freezing during the day across the entire region. Enjoy the soft snow!

Forecast for Monday 10/2 - Friday 10/6

A weak system will bring the chance for snow showers for the early part of the week, with perhaps a slightly stronger wave on Thursday. This weak system will favor the Chilean resorts in the central zone. I don't expect more than a few cms during any given daytime or overnight period. Temperatures will be cooler during this period as well. We may see a stronger wave on Friday with the potential for up to 15 cms for the same area, including Corralco, Pucon, Anitllanca, and Volcan Osorno. The farther north and the farther east you go, the lesser the totals.

Check out the snow forecast for the work week below.

On Wednesday, Antuco closed for the season.

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Saturday 10/7 - Wednesday 10/11

Let's take a quick look at the long range. It's not a strong signal, but the models are showing a ridge returning to the region, blocking any additional storms. I will have an update on this period in the next post.

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Luke Stone

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Luke Stone earned his M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah, with a research focus on seasonal forecasting. Luke has scored deep days around the world, including coast-to-coast across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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