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By Alan Smith, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago December 6, 2023

Strong Start to the Season for Northern New England

Summary

A storm impacted New England early this week with Jay Peak receiving 16 inches of new snow. Ski season is off to a fantastic start in this region! The Northwest saw a transition from snow to heavy rain early this week, but colder air is on the way with several shots of snow ahead. The Rockies will also see some snow late this week.

Short Term Forecast

New England Snow:

Northern New England is enjoying outstanding early season conditions this year. A series of storms has dropped 1-3 feet of snow over the past 10 days across northern portions of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as Southeast Quebec. Jay Peak has been the big winner so far this early season with nearly 3 feet measured over the past 10 days, and a season-to-date total of 89 inches.

Forecast for Wed (Dec 6) to Thu (Dec 7):

A storm will move across the Northwest and colder air will result in falling snow levels and a changeover from rain to snow at most ski resorts. The Southern Oregon Cascades and Southern/Central Idaho will be favored in this pattern, as will Southeast BC and the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. On the southern fringe of the storm track, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra will also pick up some much-needed snow.

In the East, a storm will move across the Mid-Atlantic with snow showers developing across lake effect regions of New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the higher terrain of West Virginia and North Carolina where light to moderate accumulations are expected. 

Forecast for Fri (Dec 8) to Sat (Dec 9):

A storm will slide into the Central Rockies on Friday with moderate to locally heavy snow totals expected across Colorado. Another storm will move into the Northwest with moderate snow expected for the Cascades, while Northern BC and Southeast Alaska will see deep totals. 

Forecast for Sun (Dec 10) to Mon (Dec 11):

A storm moving into the Northwest is expected to weaken as it moves eastward into the Northern Rockies with only light snow expected for most areas. Northern Utah and Colorado will be right on the southern fringe and may end up with little more than flurries. 

A storm is expected to impact the East during this period, though confidence is low in the storm track and associated impacts. For now, it looks like the heaviest snow will be west of the St. Lawrence River in Canada, with a high likelihood of mixed precipitation or rain for the Eastern U.S. and Southeast Quebec.

Extended Forecast

Outlook for Tue (Dec 12) to Sat (Dec 16):

High pressure is expected to build across the West next week, resulting in a drier pattern overall though an occasional weak storm couldn't be ruled out. The dominant storm track will shift northward into Southeast Alaska.

Across the East, colder temperatures are expected to prevail with good snowmaking conditions, but the pattern looks relatively dry. The exception may be Northern New England where weak disturbances could bring additional snow showers. 

Thanks so much for reading! Next update on Friday (December 8).

Alan Smith 

About Our Forecaster

Alan Smith

Meteorologist

Alan Smith received a B.S. in Meteorology from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has been working in the private sector since 2013. When he’s not watching the weather from the office, Alan loves to spend time outdoors skiing, hiking, and mountain biking, and of course keeping an eye on the sky for weather changes while recreating.

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