Year-End Round Up – Thoughts on the Season and on Which Models Did Better and Worse
Likely Next to Last Forecast of the Season – Great Storm We Just Had to End the Forecasts
As the season winds down, I think it’s probably time to wrap the forecasts up for the year. Below, I’ll summarize the season first, and then the model performance over the season. Season Summary: What a great snow year it has been for our patrol zone! It certainly didn’t have a good start to it, […]
More Snow Late Sunday to Tuesday
In the last 30 days we’ve had (by my count) 74” of snow at the Eldora snow stake, the last 13” of which fell in this last system. What an amazing mid-April to mid-May! But, all good things come to an end, and as I gaze out into forecast fairyland, there’s no more big snows […]
Powder. Ski. Sun. Repeat.
Warm and sunny Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday will be a transition day with a touch of snow as a system approaches from the northwest. That system will bring another spring snowstorm to our patrol zone late Sunday to Tuesday. The best morning for powder should be Tuesday morning, but it’ll be heavy powder. My […]
The Snow Keeps Coming!
We’re in a wonderful cycle, with a few days of heavy snow, followed by a few days of warm and sun, and then repeated over and over again. It’s great! A powerful system comes from the northwest, generating a low pressure centered in southwestern Colorado spinning moisture (with winds from the favorable easterly direction) into […]
What a great spring season so far! Roughly four feet of snow in our patrol zone in the last 2½ weeks, and lots more snow in the forecast! This not only means powder now and water to combat the drought later, but it also means that we’ll likely see a good summer ski season. Spring […]