The First Snowfall Of The Season Is Headed For The East Coast This Weekend

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Light snow at Killington Resort, VT in 2017. Image: Killington Facebook Page

East Coast ski resorts could see their first signs of snow on Saturday. Colder temperatures are expected to move in and stick around. A weak system is forecasted to move in on Saturday, which could produce light snowfall at ski areas.

A dusting of light snow is possible at elevations greater than 3,000ft, but flurries may fall at lower elevations.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits

Ikon Pass Resorts With Snow In The Forecast:

  • Stratton Mountain, VT
  • Killington Ski Area, VT
  • Sugarbush Mountain, VT
  • Sunday River, ME
  • Snowshoe Mountain, WV
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
  • Loon Mountain Resort, NH
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Forecast Discussion:

Variable clouds and cooler, more seasonable temperatures are on
track for today into the upcoming weekend. A weak weather
system passing south of the area may bring a few light showers
to the area Saturday morning, otherwise dry weather is expected
into early next week.


As of 953 AM EDT Friday...Updated forecast to increase pops
across the dacks/green mountains this morning and bump temps
downward, especially across the higher trrn. The combination of
weak secondary boundary, some westerly upslope flow and low
level cold air advection is helping to produce some very light
rain and near summit level mixed IP/Snow. Did receive one report
near the summit of Mt Mansfield of very IP/snow earlier this
morning. Otherwise, some breaks in the overcast will slowly
develop this aftn, especially slv and downslope regions of the
cpv. Temps hold in the 30s summits to 40s mountain towns, and
l/m 50s warmer valleys.

Additional Info:

A dusting of snow is possible. Image: NOAA Burlington, VT

“Our first non-zero storm total snow forecast for the 2018-2019 season! A dusting of light   snow is possible above 3000ft on Saturday.”

– NOAA Burlington, VT

Cooler temperatures are finally moving in. Image: East Coast Weather Authority
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

The 6-10 day outlook calls for below average temperatures and below average precipitation on the East Coast.

Heavy snowfall on the lift. Image: SnowBrains

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