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Western Ski Resorts To Get Needed Snow

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After all of the snow this week in Boston, Detroit, Chicago and New York City, finally, the places that really need it the most are going to get it.

A series of disturbances will make their way into the Rocky Mountain West, providing a needed burst of snow to slumping ski resorts from Colorado and eventually into California.

First, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, who’ve struggled with snowfall so far in the start of 2015, get snow from an area of low pressure currently soaking most of the Northwest with rain. That system will ride the jet stream into the heart of the Rockies, dumping upwards of a foot of needed snow in northern Colorado, Utah and western Wyoming. Some of the ski resorts likely to receive the heftiest totals include Jackson Hole (Wyoming), Steamboat Springs, Aspen and Vail (Colorado).

Then, the possibility looms for California’s ski slopes to get badly-needed snowfall beginning on Friday. The same system set to bring coastal California some beneficial rainfall could also dump upwards of a foot of snow in Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, all of whom have hardly seen a flake fly so far in 2015, along with Mammoth Mountain and some of the resorts further south. The snow starts from north-to-south beginning on Friday and it wraps up later Saturday with the southern mountains. Indications are California’s ski resorts could get another dose of needed snowfall early next week as well.

Be sure to check out WeatherNation TV or your local forecast for specific snow totals and forecasts, and of course, enjoy the fresh powder!

Meteorologist (and ski nut) Chris Bianchi

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