Sunday, November 20, 2011

Over a Foot?

Northstar picked up another 4 inches Saturday night bringing the storm total up to 11 inches.  That was as of 5 a.m. and some of the heaviest snow of the storm came through this morning after that.  It was the 2nd day of the 3 day season with fresh powder.

There was a line of heavier snow that sat over Northstar for most of the morning so I'm expecting the totals to be easily over a foot when we get the official 24 hour measurement Monday morning.  Not a bad little storm, especially since it wasn't forecasted to do much originally.

We will warm up a little and dry out to start the week.  It will sill be plenty cold enough at night to make snow and expand the terrain.  There will be high pressure building in over the Southwestern US as the next storm approaches the coast by midweek.  That is going to cause the next storm to slow down and then split with the heaviest precip going to our South.

The total liquid with the storm for Thanksgiving Day continues to look a little less but still enough to bring us some light snowfall.  There is another wave of moisture that will come in Thursday night into Friday that should continue the light snowfall.  Not expecting significant accumulations but possibly several inches on the mountain.

The ridge really tries to grow into next weekend to our South as another storm heads for the West Coast.  The ridge looks like it may push the track of that storm up into Western canada as we get the Southern edge.  That would mean possibly a little more light snowfall next Sunday.

After that things look to quiet down as the ridge keeps the storms to our North to end the month and start December.  Still should be plenty cold at night to continue making snow and opening more trails.  BA

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