A mainly dry and cool day is on tap for Saturday as model solutions
continue to keep the coastal wave offshore, limiting its impacts on
the region. The western fringe of the moisture field from the upper
level jet may bring some light snow to the Litchfield Hills and
points south and east during the day.
Of more interest is the next short wave within the long wave trough
that approaches from the Great Lakes Region and Ohio Valley Saturday
night. QG forcing appears to be a bit more robust, in addition to
the possibility for the upper low to become closed off as it lifts
into our area. With cold air securely in place, there is potential
for measurable snowfall late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Reports I’m seeing look like just a few inches. Need more moisture to go along with these negative oscillations in the jet stream. No complaints here about manmade snow, but the resorts could use some help from Mother Nature to get more terrain open ahead of the holidays. I’m itching for some powder!
I know few NYSkiBlog readers would care, but there was 8-10 inches of snow in the NC mountains by lunch time today. It's rare that people have to worry about driving on snowy roads for SugarFest, the annual 2-day event held by Sugar Mountain near Boone that includes demo tents and a race clinic. Lots of happy folks who are members of SkiSoutheast.