It might still be August, and there might still be a heatwave punishing the western US, but ski resorts in Canada celebrated the first snow of the season yesterday.
“It’s official… the first snowfall of the 2021/22 ski season!”
– Banff Sunshine
As we forecasted yesterday, a powerful northern trough is forecast to bring cold temperatures and snow to western North America. The low-pressure system crossed through the Pacific Northwest yesterday morning, dumping reports of trace to several inches of snow atop the region’s highest peaks, such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Baker.
As the trough tracked east, Canadian ski resorts got in on the action too.
While the models disagree about how much snow may fall, most models are on board with some snow. Snow levels will drop to between 10,000 and 11,000 feet as the trough moves through the mountainous regions of the interior US.