September is an anxious, intense month… It’s the first full month of Fall. First snows of the year happen, the first ski resorts of the year open. The stoke for winter runs high for skiers and this year we’ve heard some non-skiers saying such blasphemous things as, “Too soon! Where did Fall go?”
- Mt Bachelor had a 20″ dump and opened a walk up Jib Park.
- Many hardcore skiers have already skied, Grand Targhee, Tahoe, Mammoth, Montana, Oregon, and Colorado.
- With the best footage we’ve seen from near Mammoth where last season snowpack got to kiss a fresh 6″ of this seasons snow. From September 24, VIDEO: Full-On Powder Skiing in California on Friday.
- The Race is on for the first ski resorts to open lifts in Colorado after September snowfall.
October is the month that gets us fired up for ski and snowboard season. Powder Magazine is out, it is ski movie premiere season(Every Single 2017 Ski Movie Trailer), first snows of the year are falling, ski resorts are opening up, and the coming winter holds every possibility. Outlooks for the season and possibilities of what is to come peak our imagination, La Nina Watch Issued by NOAA | 55-60% Chance of La Nina for Winter 2017/18.
NOAA’s PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER:
- The National Weather Service’s outlook is forecasting above average precipitation for Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, most of Colorado, Minnesota, The Dakotas, and Nebraska, parts of Iowa, Kansas and Florida.
- Below Average Precipitation is forecast for much of the East Coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina, reaching across the Virginia’s, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and all the way to the North East Texas border.
NOAA’s TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER:
- The National temperature outlook for October predicts above average temperatures for the entire South, East Coast, Midwest and most of Alaska.
- A below average temperature blob sits over Idaho (40% below), Montana, Wyoming and most of Colorado and Utah and the east of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
With the combination of below average temperatures and above average precipitation the possibility for snow in October looks best for Montana, Wyoming, and Northern Colorado.