Jason’s Weather: 1/31/11

The latest GFS 0z and 6z are pointing towards a major snow event for the Catskills, Adirondacks and all of ski country. Both runs are a little weaker and further south than previous runs with the 500mb closed low.

This is a good thing because this storm track should shut off warming aloft. Normally a storm track like this one could deliver a mixed bag of precipitation types for New York and the Northeast. In this case, the position of the High in eastern Canada is crucial in the set up — it will hold all that cold air in place. Bottom line: as of 7:30 a.m. Monday, we’re calling for 12-24 for all of the major ski areas.

5 comments on “Jason’s Weather: 1/31/11

  1. I’m glad the "Canadian High" can help you guys out. Meanwhile, up here inside the High, it is -30 C (aka -22 F) with only a little snow in the forecast.

  2. Well, that Canadian High may be failing us down here… hope the sleet stays away from the northcountry.

  3. We got 3 inches of sleet here… totally wrecking my plan for a powder morning here… hoping to get north this weekend.

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