I don't know about the Northwest, but here in Utah this is what we are hoping for this weekwww.kutv.com
Winter storms lining up for Utah
Sunday November 03, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A low-pressure system out of the Northwest is expected to bring clouds and moisture to Utah this week. Alta expects a few inches of snow each day.
``Weather charts are indicating a gradual warm-up this week, prior to a possible major change in the overall weather pattern,'' said David James, who runs the Brigham Young University weather station.
He said storms could intensify by Saturday, bringing snowfall to valley floors.
``It wouldn't surprise me if by the second week in November we started getting some fairly regular snowfall in the valley,'' James said. ``This is definitely good news for our growing drought concerns and for the ski resorts. Since early October, northern Utah has received very little precipitation.''
The weekend brought January-like temperatures that were as low as minus 2 in Park City and minus 12 at Logan Peak on Saturday.
Sunday broke with temperatures of 30 in Salt Lake City, 17 in Logan, 27 in Provo, 35 at Moab and 39 in St. George. Dense morning fog enveloped Cache Valley.
Alta expects 1-3 inches of snow each day this week. The ski area has a 17-inch snowpack at mid-mountain and plans to open Nov. 20. Many Utah ski areas plan to open before Thanksgiving Day.
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