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• 4/6/2008 - Pics from Subscribers! Wicked days of skiing and riding thanks to BSW forecasts!
From Sean S. Alta/Snowbird, UT
Sean says: "The pics were taken during the ****EPIC***** week of 2.1.08 to 2.6.08 - it was truly unbelievable how much snow fell in that 6-10 day period...I could barely sleep for about a week leading up to the trip (actually, I barely got an hour of sleep each night) thanks to Roger Hill's forecast of feet and feet of snow in the Wasatch through that time period. I wonder if a similar 7 day stretch of weather will ever occur again."
From Beric Pocklington Whistler, BC
From Will Harris Whitefish, MT Mar 8-15
Did you miss out this year??? Well, these guys didnt!!! Subscribe next season to get in on the most EPIC skiing and riding conditions across North America. Til then, I'm on the slopes for some spring riding.
- Kerrin J, Bestskiweathergirl
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• 3/31/2008 - Mar31
• 3/31/2008 - Kerrin J's last report this season with EPIC snow reports! PLUS we want your pics!!!
• 3/28/2008 - Mar28
• 3/28/2008 - Visual Only- SPONSORED BY WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB- a look at recent snow reports across Canada as well as todays NEW reports!!
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• 3/24/2008 - Mar24_gogg
• 3/24/2008 - Kerrin J has got you covered with the latest snow reports! Quiet everywhere except...
• 3/19/2008 - Cold to return to the Northeast, as well as a coastal storm for Sunday, and a look at a possible pattern change for the end of March
Due to being one of the coldest winters this decade, as well for record setting snowfall for many resorts in the Northeast, there is plenty of great snow bases to last well into April. This will make for some incredible spring skiing conditions. There is still a 40-50" base from Whiteface, Gore, Killington and Okemo. Some of the best conditions exist into Maine, where Sugarloaf and Sunday River have up to 60" bases. Further west, Stowe and Sugarbush have great bases as well, generally 30-70". Great spring conditions will prevail into the Berkshires, where Berkshire East and Jiminy Peak generally have a base of 20-50".
As the next low pressure system moves to the NE late Wednesday night, it's associated cold front will change over the remaining precipitation back to snow. Due to this brisk NW flow, we will see moderate accumulations at our favorite upslope locations into the Adirondacks and Greene Mtns. Similarly, other northern portions of Vermont will also see decent amounts due to the wrap-around moisture. Our subscribers get our daily accumulation forecasts for the top ski resorts across NE and the Northeast.
By Friday, certain resorts will see fresh powder which skiers will be able to take advantage of. A low pressure system is set to develop along the coast and could impact Southern New England on Sunday. This would have the greatest chance to impact areas from the Catskills to the Berkshires. Subscribers will the latest details over the next few days.
While it will be slightly colder than normal on the slopes for this weekend through next week, things could be a lot colder. Right now, the PNA is slightly negative and will become close to neutral by the 24th. As it's only very slightly negative, there won't be extreme differences between the east and west coasts' weather since they won't be out of phase. However, the NAO is slightly negative and will go a bit more negative around the 24th.
This will help to keep it a bit colder in the Northeast due to higher pressure near Greenland. The AO (Arctic Oscillation) is set to go negative over the next week and become fairly negative by the 24-25th. A negative AO will bring higher pressure to the polar regions, which will help to drive arctic air eastward to influence the Northeast.
Possible Pattern Change by End of the Month?
Things look to switch around around the 27th-28th. While looking at teleconnection indices, they are often short lived. So if we actively watching one thing occur, you can generally expect the opposite to occur soon after. In the case of the PNA, it looks to go fairly negative towards the end of the month, which will bring a trough in the west and ridge in the east. This will likely bring an end of the month warm up in the east. The NAO will also be going from slightly negative to slightly positive or neutral. This makes sense, since the high pressure will be moving further from Greenland and be parked close to or right on the east coast. Sometime during the same time frame, the AO will also switch to positive. This will drive storms further to the north, which won't allow the colder air to make it all the way east due to storm tracks being too far to the west. This will likely keep most of the Northeast in the warm sector as these storms track to the west.
Keep in mind, these indices aren't forecasted accurately beyond two weeks, so things could easily change into the beginning of April.
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• 3/17/2008 - Coldest Winter since 2001- NOAA Climate Analysis
• 3/17/2008 - Mar17
• 3/17/2008 - Your St. Patricks Day snow report!
• 3/12/2008 - Snow reports for Wednesday! They're not huge, but any snow is good snow as far as we're concerned!
• 3/10/2008 - March 10th update! Quiet now, but things will be gearing up soon!
• 3/10/2008 - Mar10_gogg
• 3/5/2008 - The snow reports and more for Wednesday the 5th!
• 3/3/2008 -
• 3/3/2008 - New snow reports and a taste of whats to come for the Northeast
• 2/23/2008 - A recap of Friday's storm and a quick look at the next two storms to affect the Northeast over the next week - LISTEN AND CLICK MORE TO FOLLOW
• 2/20/2008 - Feb20
• 2/20/2008 - The new snow reports are in! Kerrin J has ya covered.
I'm probably best known as the weather forecaster for The Radio Vermont Group. I have a consulting business called Weathering Heights Consulting.
I started in weather in the 1974 with US Army and continued with numerous stints with NOAA, NWS from California to Kansas City to Cape Hatteras to New York and Vermont.
In Vermont, I have done weather consulting for such clients as the Grateful Dead, Woodstock II, Lollapolusa, Vermont Symphony, Mozart Festival, Stowe Performing Arts and a bunch of others. Other clients include various snow removal contracts from the state of Vermont, City of Montpelier and other towns, as well as my local innovative utility Washington Electric Cooperative.
Mountain forecasting is tricky and as you would expect more intense as weather in Vermont and New England is very "in your face."
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Away from the science side, I have also been a fairly accomplished drummer/percussionist for last 35 years and have played in a number local bands across northern Vermont.
For me, the rythms of music and weather go hand in hand, naturally, but this is not about me - it's about the best ski weather..
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