Monday, November 23, 2009

Start Dancing Again........

I posted a couple of pics from the storm on the "Pics" page of the home site.  One is a nice shot of Northstar that a reader sent me. Got out yesterday to take the first turns of the season thanks to snow making.  Snow making may be our best option for the next 7-10 days, and it should be cold enough most nights to make snow.  Northstar can open almost half the mountain with just snow making so the mountain should continue to open more trails during this quiet weather period.

Not much to talk about this week. This is a no fillers blog where I like to just jump forward to the next snowstorm and forget the in between details. Snow should hold pretty well on the mountain this week with highs in the 40's. It will hit the 50's at the lake by Wed. Inversions may limit snow making above 7500 ft. by Wed.

Friday a storm moves into the Pacific NW and we may get a snow shower or two on the tail end of it, but nothing significant. Big change is that it will drop highs into the 30's for the weekend and make for ideal snow making. Ridge rebuilds over the weekend.

Ok enough of the boring weather. Models are trying to catch on to the pattern going into Dec. Teleconnections and seasonal changes with El Nino would suggest a ridge building over Western Canada & the Pacific NW sending storms under the ridge into CA. The models haven't all caught onto that yet looking at week 1 and 2 in December. What is more popular right now is a large low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska sending storms into the Pacific NW and Northern CA starting around next Thursday. These storms would be storms with plenty of cold air.

Due to the extended duration of quiet weather I am going to post every other day and spend more time trying to get a handle on the pattern change back to stormy for the end of next week. Stay tuned.........BA

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