Plenty of Snow to Go Around

2015-02-23 17:11:50.000 – Adam Freierman, Summit Intern


An excellent school vacation week for skiing, with some sunny days and plenty of fresh snow, ended with a bang as yet another storm delivered on Saturday night. With snow falling heavily at times, and that dreaded mixed precipitation remaining far away from New Hampshire’s ski areas, skiers across the state found at least 2” of new snow awaiting them on the slopes Sunday morning, with most resorts more in the 4-8” range. On top of last Wednesday’s snow this means that packed powder conditions on a 2-5’ base remains the norm in the Granite State, making for fantastic skiing at all of your favorite mountains.

Observed Snowfall map courtesy of the National Weather Service, Gray, Maine.

Looking ahead at the first half of this week, we are expecting more snow to fall on Wednesday as a clipper system strengthens over the Great Lakes and heads our way. At the very least this storm should bring light sustained snowfall leading to a couple inches of accumulation. These snow showers will then linger overnight into Thursday for the northern half of the state.
Another area of low pressure will be strengthening off the Carolina coastline Tuesday night. Part of this system will break north along the eastern seaboard into Wednesday, likely contributing some moisture to the clipper. Depending on how and where these two storms converge there is a potential for more substantial snowfall in New Hampshire.



Wednesday February 25, 1am: Surface level forecast map showing two centers of low pressure, approaching from the Great Lakes and one from the Mid-Atlantic, converging over northern New England.

Although temperatures will remain slightly below average this week, there should be some bright sunny days to help things feel a bit warmer. The active weather pattern will continue over the next week, with a couple more storms on the horizon continuing to add on to our already impressive snowpack.


Adam Freierman, Summit Intern

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