It has only been seven days since we first started mentioning the first snow flakes possible in the Northeast. The first dusting of snow, paired with bitter cold temperatures, is good news for skiers. Killington Resort in Vermont became the first ski resort open for the 2015-16 winter season.
Sunday River in Maine opened Monday, one day after Killington. Overnight temperatures for the area will flirt with upper 30s to low 40s for the rest of the week. Higher elevations will see temperatures closer to 32°. Unfortunately, no natural snow is in the forecast.
Out west it’s a different story; we still await the opening of any ski resorts but we do have snow in the forecast! The Central Northern Rockies of Colorado are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9pm this evening until 12pm on Wednesday. Rain will change to snow throughout the overnight above 10,000 feet where 5-10 inches will accumulate. With winds up to 20 mph with even stronger gusts, visibility could be very low at times and travel could become treacherous.