Winter weather previews
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wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
November 11, 2021
Member since 07/27/2014 🔗
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Here are a couple of winter weather previews I've been going through this evening.

Brace for a wild winter in Washington, but it’s no thrill for snow lovers - The Post
This is paywalled, though I like to say I have a Capital Weather subscription that also includes a newspaper...

Winter Outlook 2021-2022 - WeatherWorld PSU

Since the Keystone State is home to many ski areas; I took Dr. Nese's class my sophomore year at Penn State.

jimw
November 12, 2021
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113 posts
Weather is looking good this weekend and next for the East to make snow for opening weekends.  
wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
November 14, 2021
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wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
November 16, 2021
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bob
November 18, 2021
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Warm weather is causing some western resorts to delay opening ...

article mentions Colorado, Utah,  and California

https://www.foxweather.com/lifestyle/ski-resorts-delay-openings-due-to-lack-of-snow-inconsistent-temperatures

Jaxon
November 18, 2021
Member since 10/12/2021 🔗
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Grand Targhee officially announced they are delaying open yesterday and Jackson Hole is expected to follow suit tomorrow. Hopefully its not an omen for how the season itself will be.
ZARDOG
November 19, 2021 (edited November 19, 2021)
Member since 10/25/2020 🔗
177 posts

Weather does what it wants, I can see out to 32 days but those models dance daily.

Locally to PA/MD Line:

I go by the 30 year average of opening day. That range early is Thanksgiving and late is the first week of January.

Sweet Spot is Mid December for an average.   Closing dates early to late March. 

For the early base, I look for 50 to 75 hours of snowmaking with 3 good days and nights of snowmaking is all it takes to get open.

ZARDOG 

I have a NOAA Winter Weather Certification. (30% Guess :o)

nickhaas212
November 19, 2021
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
67 posts
SNowmaking at TM and Winterplace!
wgo
November 19, 2021
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
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 So that's 3 out of the 4 WV areas making snow...

nickhaas212 wrote:

SNowmaking at TM and Winterplace!
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