The storm this past weekend dropped 18 inches in Vermont at resorts like Killington and Stowe. Stowe has now picked up 85 inches on the season with most of that falling over the past 4 weeks. The resorts across the Northeast are now pretty close to having all of their terrain open. We will ad some more snow this week before a possible brief January thaw next week.
It was very cold this past weekend with lows down to -23 in Sutton, VT on Monday morning. The temperatures are now 55 degrees warmer at around 32 degrees in the mountains as of Tuesday morning. We have another storm with the same track as almost every storm so far this winter taking a warm track West of the mountains. That will bring a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain today turning back to snow tonight.
Expecting to pick up a few inches of snow on the back side of the storm tonight into Wednesday morning, highest totals across the Northern Adirondacks, Greens, and Whites. Stowe could pick up 2-4 inches with maybe up to 6 inches up near Jay. Here is the 48 hour snowfall forecast showing a few inches of snow across the Northern mountains.
That snow in Massachusettes and Southern NY fell this morning before the change to rain.
Behind the storm cold air returns with highs only in the teens on the mountains through Saturday. There will be a weak clipper bringing some more light snow for Friday. Saturday into Sunday there is a slightly stronger system moving through the mid-atlantic and northeast. This storm looks like it will bring the most snow to the Southern areas down across Northern PA, New York, and Southern VT, NH, & ME. We could see 3-6+ inches of snow across those areas.
Next week it looks like we could see another clipper push through the Northeast on Monday bringing snow to VT, NH, & ME. The another rain to snow storm for Wednesday with a track similar to the current storm. Overall the pattern will stay active but the theme through next week is that it won’t be very cold and there still aren’t any big storms.
The one thing we haven’t seen yet this Winter is for the North Atlantic Oscillation to go negative. The forecast is for that to happen towards the end of the month although previous hints at this haven’t happened. This time we may have help from the Arctic Oscillation turning negative as well. The difference in the pattern will be that instead of the cold air just sliding off the coast ahead of every storm allowing the warm air in for rain, the cold will be held in place by a block over Greenland which means the storms will push into the cold air. This not only means less rain but also the chance for some bigger storms. Let’s hope that happens. BA