I meant to do this earlier this week for the mountains but got distracted by the smell of cooking turkey, sweet potatoes, and squash in the oven.
I want to give you an extensive look at the overall forecast and specifically mountain forecast for upcoming weekends. I only have between 1 minute, 45 seconds and 2 minutes to give you the daily weather on our morning show. It doesn't allow for me to get into too much detail on one given subject. That's where the blog comes in. I try to write my blogs on subjects that I didn't get to dive into detail with during the TV broadcasts.
Here we go! Thanksgiving has come and passed and traditionally a lot of ski resorts like to use the date as a benchmark to open for the winter season. More and more are opening, here are links to New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire ski reports for this weekend (November 24-25, 2012):
The outlook for the weekend (Nov.24-25) and the upcoming week (through Nov.30) looks promising for the area ski resorts. Let's start with Friday.
The last of a "thaw" will move away Friday, Nov.23 and be replaced by drastically colder air during the following weekend. In fact, this might be the coldest air of the Autumn season coming in. Temperatures at the peaks will be bitter Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, likely to be in the teens with wind chills near zero at times. Nonetheless the northern and western facing slopes of the Adirondacks, Greens, and Whites will get anywhere from 1-4" of snow from the base to the summit. Mountains further south toward southern VT/NH will probably get half that.
Another quick-moving weather system will bring light snow to the mountains Sunday night and Monday. This will provide another quick 1-2" of snow from the base to the summit by Monday. There are a lot of ????'s about next week, in particular Tuesday/Wednesday. Some weather models are very bullish, putting a lot of snow in the mountains Tuesday and Tuesday night. However others are more shy, less intense of a storm, with the precip going out to sea generally. I will let you know that the forecast has been trending further southeast each update. I have a feeling this will pass close by, but just a little too far away from us to really feel the affects of a big snowstorm. Instead we'll see more light snow showers in the mountains, probably another couple of natural inches.
Meanwhile temperatures could be supportive of more snow making. It depends on the wet bulb temperature and how dry the air is that will come in. My forecast calls for lower to mid 20s for high temperatures from Saturday to Saturday (Nov.24-Dec.1).
We are also very pleased to be bringing you our exclusive 7 Day Mountain Forecast which you can see each day on Fox44/Abc 22 or by clicking here. You can read up on our latest thoughts and expectations in our forecast discussion, which we update at least twice daily. I'll get this mountain outlook to you earlier next week, probably Wednesday. Have a great weekend!