When Is The Next Big Snow Storm

2014-10-05 19:01:00.000 – Michael Kyle, Weather Observer/IT Specialist

 

Unlike most people, winter is my favorite season. So as a discloser if you are someone who is still holding onto summer you might want to stop reading now. Around this time every year I get the itch forsnow. After months of hot summer days, nothing seems more desirable than some snow. After all, snow storms are what started my passion for meteorology, so for me it is distressing going months without it. There have been a few days when we have seen snow on the summit since Labor Day, but nothing that measured to be more than a trace. While the snow was soothing to see I’m still waiting for the next big storm.

To get a rough idea of when there is a chance of seeing a significant snow storm, I looked at our record archive to see when a significant snow has fallen during the month of October in past years.When quickly looking through the archive, it seems like the best chances of seeing a snow of 10 plus inches is after October 20. But it seems like the likelihood of actually seeing that much snow isn’t too high because there has only been 11 days over our 80 plus years of records that have seen that much snow.While the likelihood of seeing a significant snow might be low, the possibility still exists for this month.So fingers crossed we will be seeing the next big October snow storm this year!

 

Michael Kyle, Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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