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Clearing and Cold

Hello Skiers

Snow will fall Thursday night into early Friday, but this storm is shifting south into Oregon (Hood and Bachelor 2-9) on Friday.

However, the tail end of the storm will be worth 1-5 of snow in the southern WA Cascades. Already the snow level is down to 4,000ft and will continue to fall by Friday morning to 3,000ft (thats the lower slopes) as the snow tapers off. More snow will come next week. The snowpack is only beginning to build.

The weekend will see a high-pressure nose in north of us. That pattern produces dry, cold northerly flow with sunshine. Despite the sun, there will be a chill in the air, especially in the morning.

There is another storm coming later Monday into Tuesday with (2-7) and a low snow level of 2,500ft. The snowy pattern will show up again with more Cascade snow by Thursday (Nov 12). I like the consistency I am seeing on the forecast maps in the next week to ten days. Not huge snowfall, but it keeps coming.


Typically, we have enough snowpack on the mid and upper slopes by the end of November for a few ski areas to a least partially open but there are no guarantees. I do see an active snow pattern for much of the month with breaks between storm cycles.

Your Grand Poobah of Powder
Larry Schick meteorologist

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