New Year Powder Alert: San Juan's of Colorado and New Mexico

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 30, 2012 11:37 am

Powder Alert

Heavy snow is continuing to fall across the southern New England from Rutland, Vermont up through Central Maine (Sunday River, Wildcat, Sugarloaf, Gunstock and Killington). Expect the highest amounts along a line from North Conway to Northern and Central Maine (5-10). Northern New Mexico and the Southern San Juan's of Colorado will see moderate snow begin late tonight and continue through New Years Eve in the afternoon. Expect amounts of snow near Wolf Creek, Silverton and Taos to be in the 7-11 inch range by late Monday. Crested Butte might see 4-8 where areas to

the north might only see 2-5 by Monday night (Front Range, Summit). Not a big storm, but might be worth the chase for Monday if you live near the San Juan's.

HIGH PRESSURE IN THE WEST WILL EVENTUALLY GIVE WAY TO MORE SNOW BY JANUARY 8TH:

Other than a small system moving into the Northwest next weekend, high pressure  has a firm grip on most of the West until January 8th. A series of storms will roll into the Pacific Northwest, northern Idaho, Interior BC, (January 8-11) and eventually work into the Sierra by January 12th. The models push moisture into the Wasatch of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado by January 13th. The East Coast also may remain in a cold and dry pattern for a few weeks with more snow towards the middle of the month.

THE CHASE:

Sunday: Sunday River, Wildcat, Sugarloaf USA

Monday: Wolf Creek, Silverton, Durango, Crested Butte-Wildcard

Have a Happy New Year and hope you catch powder!

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