Powder for the new year? Fat chance
- Created on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:52
- Written by Scott Rappold
Skiers and riders hoping 2012 will usher in a new wave of snowstorms to break the dry early-season should resign themselves to more of the same.
Colorado ski resorts have received far less snow than last year, or even the average for late December, and meteorologists don't expect any big dumps through the New Year's holiday. Many of us in the Pikes Peak region have more natural snow lingering on our lawns than has fallen in the high country.
Here's what Boulder meteorologist Joel Gratz of opensnow.com had to say this morning:
I'm kinda depressed. There's just very little to talk about for the next 10 days.
A few fast-moving storms will clip northern Colorado Tuesday through Saturday. If we're lucky, the Friday night / Saturday storm could be a bit stronger and bring a better chance of a few inches to areas along and north of I-70. But I'm not optimistic.
- After Saturday, the models show dry and sunny weather for Colorado for about the first week of 2012. After that, the models still show drier weather, but it's too far out to have any confidence.
He suggests desperate powder-hounds head north to Jackson Hole, where good snow is expected Wednesday through Saturday. Read more here.