As cold air takes over much of the western U.S. higher elevations will see yet another early-season round of snow.
For some this will be the second significant snowfall of the season. For others, like the Sierra, this will be the first measurable snow since last season’s record-setting winter!
An Arctic Blast
A massive trough in the jet stream over the western U.S. is opening the door for another round of below-average temperatures.
In the coming days, many people will see a drop in daytime high temperatures by more than 30 degrees.
This means that many residents not seeing the snow will see their first frost and even freeze of the season.
Snow in the Forecast
The cold air along with another storm moving through will bring a round of snow to the Sierra Nevada and Northern Rockies in the coming days. Enough snow is in the forecast that National Weather Service Offices issued winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings for the areas.
By the time it comes to an end many resorts will be blanketed in enough snow to get most skiers and riders excited for the months to come.
As far as a base for the upcoming season– there is still enough warmth in the year that even as a wish-caster, I’m not jumping the gun just yet.
For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo