What's Next for Snowfall After a Great Start...

Category: Weather

The storm over the weekend dropped 11 inches of fresh snow on Squaw/Alpine bringing the November total to 39 inches.  The only other time we had this much snow this early in the last several yeas was November of 2012.  So we are off to a great start with 9% of our annual average snowfall so far as of the 16th.  

The weather will be quiet and not quite as cold through the weekend with highs in the 40's and lots of sun.  

Next week the weather pattern looks like it could change again.  We may see the high pressure off the coast keeping the weather quiet shift Northwest next week.  That could help to drive a cold trough down the West Coast, with colder air arriving as early as next Tuesday and lasting through the end of the week.  It may also bring some snow as the cold front moves through.

We will continue to track the pattern next week because there is a chance that the trough digs far enough off the coast that it pulls in Pacific moisture and brings a prolonged and more significant snowfall through the Thanksgiving holiday.

After that the weather looks like it could remain active with the chance for some more storms as we head into December.