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By Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago November 28, 2023

Storm is on track with possible snow from Friday through Monday

Summary

We will see dry weather from Tuesday through Thursday, then snowfall is likely from Friday through Monday, and decent to significant accumulations are possible.

Update

Reminder: This season is starting with a much lower snowpack compared to average and compared to last season, so there are only a handful of trails open at the moment.

Monday was mostly sunny and chilly with high temperatures in the 20s.

Tuesday will deliver similar weather conditions with high temperatures also in the 20s and mostly sunny skies. This chilly air should allow snowmaking to continue and for the natural snow to stick around and not melt.

Wednesday will be another dry day with a high temperature in the 20s, and we'll see more clouds filtering the sunshine.

The next storm could bring snow as early as Thursday, November 30, but the most likely time of steadier snow should be between Friday, December 1, and early on Monday, December 4.

The first part of the storm on Friday into early Saturday could produce less snow due to an unfavorable wind direction from the southwest.

The second part of the storm from later Saturday through early Monday could produce more snow due to a favorable wind direction from the west and west-northwest.

The latest forecast models continue to show decent to significant snow accumulations, with a chance for 12+ inches of snow by the end of Monday. The best chance for softer turns will likely be on Sunday into Monday, and perhaps this storm will help the operations team to open more terrain.

Next week should bring dry weather for at least a few days, likely from later on Monday, December 4 through about Thursday, December 7, with mid-week high temperatures in the 30s.

Then the next storm could also be timed for a weekend, with snow possible sometime between Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 10. Only about 50% of model versions show that this storm will bring snow to Colorado, so do your snow dance as we'll need luck to be on our side!

Thanks for reading!

JOEL GRATZ
Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com

Snow conditions as of Tuesday morning

New snow mid-mountain (from the snow stake):
* 0” (24 hours Monday 500am to Tuesday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Monday 400pm to Tuesday 500am)

New snow summit (from the snow stake):
* 0” (24 hours Monday 500am to Tuesday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Monday 400pm to Tuesday 500am)

Last snowfall:
* 6” Friday to Saturday Night (Nov 24-26)

Terrain
* 3 of 23 lifts
* 11 of 181 trails
* Latest update

Snowpack compared to the 30-year average:
* 47%

About Our Forecaster

Joel Gratz

Founding Meteorologist

Joel Gratz is the Founding Meteorologist of OpenSnow and has lived in Boulder, Colorado since 2003. Before moving to Colorado, he spent his childhood as a (not very fast) ski racer in eastern Pennsylvania.

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