Monday Early Sun then Dumpus Maximum!
Sunday, March 17
Expect some sun on Monday early in the day, then increasing clouds - snow by evening.
Then the fun begins.
A major dump with relatively low snow levels.
Expect the snow to really come down Monday night into Tues with 1-2ft possible. That snow with low snow levels of 1,500ft, will mean excellent quality with this big dump.
Usually the big dumps are at higher snow levels and not the quality I expect with this storm.
So go for it.
Expect more snow through mid week with low snow level.
Wednesday: Snow showers , 6-12" new , SL: 2000-3000ft.
Decreasing snow Thursday and Friday -- still great!
This has been a outstanding season, and it continues fantastic. Snow bases are at or above normal. Be careful driving up.Bring chains.
Be careful in the backcountry..do not cross ropes, enter in open gates only! Questions/backcountry info? ASK the ski patrol. They are good,smart, professional people interested in YOUR safety. They will share their knowledge of the sweet and safe spots.
El Nino continues to develop:
Most,but not all indicators, continue to develop El Nino warming in the East Pacific.
Current and forecasted weather and ocean patterns in the Pacific indicate the change will continue through early 2003.
It won't matter for this winter, we are having a great ski winter this season.
More about EL Nino on this report in mid April and again late in the summer!
LARRY SCHICK - On PowderWatch NWCN METEOROLOGIST
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