Looks like a perfect setup this weekend to get skiers and riders 'oh-so-stoked' for the upcoming winter season. Sandy's last impacts across our region will be in the form of colder weather and a mix of both rain and snow showers this weekend. As the storm system continues to lift north and northwest of New England into Canada, a brisk northwest wind will set up, ushering in cooler, below average air. There is still plenty of low level (near surface) moisture left over...those 2 combined with a northwest breeze will result in some enhancement of snow over the mountains. Along the west and northwest facing slopes of the mountains, we will also have a little extra snowfall... a process called orographic snow (skiers/riders...you should know and LOVE this term. It means the white stuff will be flying in the mountains).
The photo on the left (click to enlarge) was Killington Mountain as of Friday afternoon (the photo was sent out through social media). Get used to this! 'Tis the season!