NOAA just released their outlook for February and it continues to follow the El Nino pattern.
El Nino typically means above average precipitation for the southern half of the country and above average temperatures for nearly all the USA. That is just about exactly what this outlook is calling for.
As of right now the places with the most snowfall this season in North America are:
- Alyeska, AK = 439″
- Mt. Baker, WA = 357″
- Sugar Bowl, CA = 337″
- Timberline Lodge, OR = 334″
- Mt. Bachelor, OR = 326″
This February Outlook Looks Good for:
- CA, NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM, and AK. The only issue is going to be snow levels in the coastal states of CA and AK, but that isn’t abnormal.
This February Outlook Looks Bad for:
- WA, OR, MT, ID, and MT where below average precipitation is forecast along with above average temperatures. The East Coast has above average temps forecast along with equal chances for precip for most ski areas.
Above Average Precipitation is Forecast in Feb for:
- New Mexico
Below Average Precipitation is Forecast in Feb for:
Below Average Temperatures are Forecast in Feb for:
- Nowhere in ski country USA…
Above Average Temperatures are Forecast in Feb for:
- East Coast