Disclaimer: We are not a meteorologists. We’re just skiers fascinated by the weather. And not coincidentally our stoke level — November through April — is affected by the weather. I’ve spent a lot of time searching the internet for meteorologists and people who know the weather and are willing to take a shot at something beyond the standard 5-day forecast.
For us — especially at this time of year — it’s all about temps. If we get our share of arctic air, snowmaking can begin, and precip will fall into place. This one is new to me: it’s an NOAA/NWS prediction of the next 6 months of the effect of El Nino on temps across the continent.
If we could get those Jan-Feb temps to verify, we’d take our chances with March and April.