Powder Alert - Dec 14, 2012
Greetings, skiers, boarders and lovers of sweet sweet powder.
It’s going to be a really good weekend. In fact, it’s been a good start to the season… gradual increases in the snowpack, no long dry spells even if we’ve not had any huge snowfalls.
We’ve got a weak storm bringing a few inches Friday, so there may be a little new snow to play with Saturday. But a stronger storm brings the goods Saturday night and Sunday, for 4 to 8 inches of fluff. Maybe more. And it keeps coming after that. A strong storm Sunday night and Monday promises more powder Monday into Tuesday. That one may create an outbreak of the “foot new flu”.
Right now, I’d pick Sunday and Tuesday as the best days: deepest new snow and lowest snow levels, about 2,000 feet Sunday and 2,500 feet Tuesday. For that matter, nothing wrong with Monday’s snow, it’ll just be a little windier and stormier.
Check out these photos from the last week of snow storms at Meadows!
Later next week, we see a dry day with light winds and good visibility Wednesday, so that’s as close as we get to a bluebird day in the next week. Then, the coldest air of the season arrives Thursday, dropping the snow level down to 1,000 feet. We’ll probably only see a couple inches of snow that day, as we may be transitioning into a bit if a dry spell. So get those turns in while the snow is fresh!
KGW Media Group
(Matt Zaffino has been forecasting powder days in Oregon for over 25 years. An avid back-country telemark skier, he’s hit the slopes of Oregon from his previous home near Mt Ashland to secret powder stashes in the Wallowa’s, while logging as many runs as possible at all of the resorts in the Oregon Cascades.)