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11.10 Snow Before You Go: Storm System Signs

11.10 Snow Before You Go: Signs of a Storm System Series

11.10 Snow Before You Go: Signs of a Storm System Series

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The overall pattern continues to favor Western and Eastern Canada for the most consistent snowfall. The Lower 48 stays abnormally warm and dry through this weekend with only isolated pockets of snow in the Pacific Northwest.

Will the pattern change next week? Yes, there are signs that a series of storm systems will at least partially break down the high pressure ridge, and that would mean snow.

Western Canada: This is again the place to be this weekend for the best snow. I'm forecasting snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Whistler Blackcomb and the entire coastal range in British Columbia. A 1-3 feet total by Monday. Banff, Lake Louise and Revelstoke are in for light to moderate snow on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Colorado, Utah: I'm forecasting a totally dry weekend. When will it snow? I think snow moves back into both states by Wednesday-Thursday of next week. 

California: I'm forecasting a dry weekend. A change in the pattern occurs after Tuesday of next week, and that could deliver snow.

Pacific Northwest: Oregon stays dry. Washington should receive light snow on Saturday, Sunday and Monday across the highest peaks/volcanoes. A more generous snow moves in next week.

Montana, Idaho, Wyoming: No big snowstorm this weekend, but I do see some light snow late Saturday into Sunday morning. Another light snow on Monday. Heavier snow late next week. 

Northeast: It's going to be a rather dry stretch except for some very light snow on Friday morning across northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire and Maine. 

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