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Is it North America's turn to have a bad season?

post #1 of 13
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The warm temperatures & lack of early snow in the US is very reminiscence of the conditions we had here in Europe last season.

The season turned out to be one of the worse seasons ever, ending in a major heatwave.

This season Europe is getting dumped on with some of the best early storms in 55 yrs. .
I,ve already cancelled my Thankgiving ski trip, I hope I do not have to cancel the February/March US ski outing.
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by stanton View Post
The warm temperatures & lack of early snow in the US is very reminiscence of the conditions we had here in Europe last season.

The season turned out to be one of the worse seasons ever, ending in a major heatwave.

This season Europe is getting dumped on with some of the best early storms in 55 yrs. .
I,ve already cancelled my Thankgiving ski trip, I hope I do not have to cancel the February/March US ski outing.
No, I don't think we will have a bad season.

Our lack of coverage (out west only) will turn around.

Gotta have faith!
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by stanton View Post
The warm temperatures & lack of early snow in the US is very reminiscence of the conditions we had here in Europe last season.

The season turned out to be one of the worse seasons ever, ending in a major heatwave.

This season Europe is getting dumped on with some of the best early storms in 55 yrs. .
I,ve already cancelled my Thankgiving ski trip, I hope I do not have to cancel the February/March US ski outing.
It's hard to think about a bad season when it is snowing outside here at my office... The east coast is off to a decent start to the season this year... but La Nina might effect that as the season goes later, so I guess I'll just have to get as much in as I can now!

SKI THE EAST

-w
post #4 of 13
Not sure, but with the Birds of Prey WC event at Beaver Creek 3 weeks away, we better get some snow soon!
post #5 of 13
Last season wasn't exactly stellar here in most of the US-I would consider it a pretty poor season overall. I know that in the Pacific Northwest, skier visits were off by nearly 20%, and Tahoe was in the same boat or worse. Not to mention the complete lack of cold weather into January for the Eastern US. So, by bad, do you really mean "disaster!"? I sure hope we aren't in for a year like that. Alot of ski industry affiliates around the States can't afford another bad season or two.

I was in Japan a few weeks ago, and they were having the warmest fall since 1969, and the 3rd warmest on record. The high temperatures were between 22 and 27C every day for the 3 weeks we were there, whereas average is somewhere around 16C for late October. We aren't the only ones getting hit by wacky weather, it seems.
post #6 of 13
The east is getting hammered right now, the TR of east coast powder on TGR have at least me thinking about vermont.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I know about the East coast snow.

However, the vast majority of Europeans who make the trip over go Rockies and further west and its unusually warm right now.
post #8 of 13
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The warm temperatures & lack of early snow in the US is very reminiscence of the conditions we had here in Europe last season.
Except the weather pattern is totally different between the two continents. So, early season similarity doesn't translate to similarity mid-season.
post #9 of 13
FWIW, the NOAS long range forecasts say average winter over most, above average in northwest, far north, northeast; below average in southwest and southern Colo, Utah.
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The warm temperatures & lack of early snow in the US is very [font=&quot]reminiscence of the conditions we had here in Europe last season.
But we aren't having warm temperatures, at least not here in Utah. We just haven't had any storms come through ( we had several in October though ).
post #11 of 13
Sorry folks. This is all guess work. Whatever will be will be. No point in worrying about what you can't control. For now, it does not look like an early ski season in the western USA.
post #12 of 13
"The West" covers a large geographic area with distinctly different weather patterns. I group my western snow stats into 7 regions, but there are really more.

It is rare for all of the western regions to be bad the same year. Last year California and Utah were way low, but Western Canada was high for example. In 2005 it was the other way around.

1976-77 was the only year all the western regions were low, though 1980-81 most of them were. That said, this November is nearly as bad as those seasons. But it's only one month.

There is no correlation whatsoever to the West being good or bad vs. the East, and I would be very surprised if there is any relationship with Europe either.
post #13 of 13
Just in time:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Snow level 2000 feet. West wind in the passes around 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 2000 feet. Afternoon pass temperatures in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Wind in the passes light.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Freezing level 3500 feet. East wind in the passes around 10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow level 2000 feet. Afternoon pass temperatures 25 to 30. Southeast wind in the passes around 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Showers. Snow level 1500 feet. West wind in the passes 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Showers likely. Snow level 1000 feet.

Tuesday Night: Showers likely. Snow level 1000 feet.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Snow level 1000 feet.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely. Snow level 1000 feet.

Thursday: Showers. Snow level 1500 feet.

Thursday Night: Showers likely. Snow level 1500 feet.

Friday: Showers likely. Snow level 1000 feet.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 500 feet.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Snow level 500 feet.
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