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Powder Alert OCT 28 - Snow Ahead

Powder Alert Fall Update
October 28, 2015

Hello Everybody:

Fall and winter are closing in on us. The first real snowfall of the season is just ahead. Snow is coming this weekend to the NW.
In fact after a wet/mild Friday and Saturday we will see the snow level drop to 4000ft and 5-12 of new on Sunday. Right now we have an ugly inch or two above 4500ft, which will be washed away by a high snow level Friday and Saturday. Much unproved by Sunday.

And thats not all
You can expect improved snow conditions this upcoming season. Come on, really, how could it be much worse? The weather doesn't remember what happened last season and there is no connection from a year ago. We have a clean slate, but El Nino is lurking in the background. And what about the Blob of warm ocean temperatures? The Blob will bow to El Nino already the blob is already falling apart. I was never that impressed by the stinkin Blob. Another good thing so far, blocking & snow squelching high pressures are moving right along, unlike last season.

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As usual, I will continue to forecast powder locally in the Cascades. New this season, once in a while, I will focus on Whistler or other resorts in the Western U.S. especially during epic dumps.

Next week Ill send you the full low down on El Nino and what it means for NW skiing, for the upcoming season. Dont worry its not as bad as you may have heard.

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