Category Archives: Weather

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 12, 2023

Late October 2023 saw moderate snowfall in northern and central regions. So far November weather has been mostly dry in central and southern regions. Northern regions saw more rain than snow the first week of November but have accumulated some snow since then. All snowfall totals are since November 1 and all open terrain is … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 12, 2023

El Nino/La Nina Defined and Ski Areas Favored by El Nino (as of 2023)

La Nina persisted for 3 ski seasons into early 2023 but two well known indices have diverged often since summer 2002 when La Nina remained consistent by ONI while strengthening by MEI. The La Nina dissipated by early spring for both but as of October 2023 has swung to moderate El Nino +1.5 by ONI … Continue reading El Nino/La Nina Defined and Ski Areas Favored by El Nino (as of 2023)

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of October 31, 2023

Late October 2023 saw moderate snowfall in northern regions. Early November weather is not expected to preserve much of it. Snowfall totals in italics are estimates from Open Snow California: No one has reported October snow and nothing is predicted soon. Pacific Northwest: Hood Meadows reported 10 inches of October snow. Any snow on the … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of October 31, 2023

2022-23 Ski Season Summary

The following major weather patterns affected the 2022-23 ski season.Late October to early November: Late October snowfall was primarily in northern regions at higher elevation. Early November storms were stronger in the Sierra, Tetons and Utah, enough to open much ski terrain.Mid-November was overall mostly dry for 2+ weeks.Late November to mid December: This period … Continue reading 2022-23 Ski Season Summary

2022-23 Ski Season Analysis as of May 27, 2023

2022-23 was a third consecutive La Nina season snowfall but did not reflect the usual La Nina pattern. Record high snow fell in Utah and some of California with well above average snow in adjacent states Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona and western Colorado. Western Canada, Washington, Montana, Front Range Colorado and New Mexico were average … Continue reading 2022-23 Ski Season Analysis as of May 27, 2023

2022-23 Ski Season Progress Report as of April 9, 2023

The first half of March brought widespread snow to most regions, putting 2022-23 on track to possibly be the second best overall snowfall season in North America behind 2010-11. Second half of March storms continued the most frequent pattern of the season, concentrating upon California, Utah and the Southwest. Winter conditions prevailed over nearly all … Continue reading 2022-23 Ski Season Progress Report as of April 9, 2023

2022-23 Ski Season Progress Report as of March 31, 2023

During the third week of February bigger storms hit the northern regions, and during the last week of February massive storms hit California, Utah and the Southwest. The first half of March brought widespread snow to most regions, putting 2022-23 on track to possibly be the second best overall snowfall season in North America behind … Continue reading 2022-23 Ski Season Progress Report as of March 31, 2023