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Serious Snow in Spots: 11.15 Snow B4U Go- ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The pattern across the United States mirrors last week with another large storm system for the Northeast and heavy snow at interior ski areas. Out West, fast moving cold fronts continue to race out of the Pacific Northwest through Banff, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Overall, this pattern resembles a specific type of El Niño called Modoki, which I mentioned last week. It's not set in stone but something that I'm watching closely. It would have important impacts on ski areas west of Colorado.

Northeast Weather

A large storm system arrives between Thursday afternoon and Friday. Heavy snow is likely at the interior ski areas like Killington, Okemo, Jay Peak, Mount Snow, Sugarbush, Wildcat and Sunday River. Lake-effect snow is likely on Saturday. Another shot of light snow is possible Monday-Tuesday.

See Northeast Projected Opening Dates

Colorado, Utah Weather

Like last week, a razor sharp dividing line sets up. Eastern Colorado has a chance for light to moderate snow between Saturday-Sunday. Very little appears to hit Utah. Look to Steamboat, Winter Park, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin for the best chances of snow, and be on the lookout for more early ski resort openings across Colorado.  

See Colorado Projected Opening Dates

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho Weather

A fast moving light to moderate snow is likely late Thursday through Friday and into Saturday. This doesn't appear to be a whopper. Look to Schweitzer, Big Sky, Whitefish, Bridger Bowl, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee.

Best chances for snow, 11.15.18-11.20.18  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Best chances for snow, 11.15.18-11.20.18

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Pacific Northwest Weather

Moderate snow is likely starting in the Northern Cascades and British Columbia between Wednesday and Friday. That snow moves through Banff as well. Another storm system is possible Monday-Tuesday but timing could change. Moderate to heavy snow is likely for Whistler/Blackcomb between Wednesday and Friday. Another storm system is possible Monday-Tuesday but timing could change. 

Banff Weather

Moderate to heavy snow accumulations likely between Wednesday and Friday morning. This is the place to be. 

See Canada Projected Opening Dates

California Weather

A dry stretch until the pattern changes possibly by Tuesday/Wednesday-Thanksgiving. 

Tomer's Take for the Best Skiing This Weekend 

 

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