New England Gets It's First Deep Dump of The Season

New England Gets It's First Deep Dump of The Season


New England Gets It's First Deep Dump of The Season



Killington gets a solid foot and of fresh powder December 15th and still snowing lightly.

Finally,  New England gets a blast of “Freshies”  as up to 15 inches has fallen at most of southern and central Vermont, Interior Maine (Sunday River has 12 inches and still snowing).  Snow will continue this morning from North Conway through the interior of Maine until about 1PM EST.     Central and northern Vermont are seeing moderate snow bands to the Canadian border.    Mount Snowreported 15 inches at 7 AM.

The West is in a phase of teaser storms through the middle of the week.  A slightly stronger system will move into the Cascades on Wednesday with much colder air eventually pushing all the way south through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming,  and Colorado.  The good news for California is that this cold front progresses as far south as the Mexican border so some snow is likely Thursday from the Sierra through Mammoth and Big Bear. Most of the snowfall will be orographic in nature from  cold air (Moisture starved) that can sometimes drum up surprise snowfall totals. Timing looks like Cascades and BC. on Wednesday, Idaho/Montana and even the Sierra early Thursday.  The Wasatch and most of Colorado will see cold air and some accumulating  snowfall Thursday PM through Friday. Amounts don’t look impressive however cold air alone can sometimes favor areas near the Continental Divide, Vail , and Steamboat.  Right now I would take an early guess that I-70 and North will fare best. The Wasatch and Tetons are a wildcard.

The long term charts pull more moisture into the Cascades and interior BC (Kicking Horse, Fernie,) Saturday through Monday.  Most of the action will favor the northern Rockies.

The East Coast may see more snow by Wednesday (Southern areas of New England) and a larger storm next weekend.  Next Weekend in New England has warm moist air Saturday followed by a cold front by next Sunday. That might spell for a mix of precipitation or rain, changing to all snow late in the cycle.

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