This just in from Larry Schick- the Grand Poobah of Pow at SkiWashington.com:
He’s usually right on, so here’s to a great base building storm.
POWDER WATCH -
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Issued Thursday a.m.
This is it! I am declaring the 2009 – 2010 snow season has begun.
( last week’s snow had a partial melt off)
A series of weather systems will be moving through in the next week with generally low snow levels and accumulating snow in the Cascades.
Later today, the precipitation will increase with a snow level of 7000ft for about 8-12 hours , then lowering to 3000ft early Friday.
Moist , cool northwesterly flow will be consistent over the weekend for further accumulation with a SL of 2500-3500ft. Sunday may dry out for a bit. Monday the SL will bounce up for 6-12hrs to 4500ft then back down to 3500 ft for the rest of the week, as more snow increases again, then decreases later in the week.
It probably won’t be enough to open, but it’s a good start. I’d say more than 3-6″ above 3000-4000ft and greater than 12-15″ above 4000ft in the next 5-7 days.
Powder days ahead….