The series of storms we had over the weekend and into early this week brought a few more dustings of snow above 8,000ft, but still nothing that we can ski on. At least we’re getting storms though, and it’s only a matter of time before we get a decent one.
As promised though, the monster ridge has begun building over the Western U.S. today. As it continues to strengthen, we will see warming temperatures and mainly sunny skies. This weekend will be one of those beautiful fall weekends to soak up the warmth and play outside. There will be a few clouds on Sunday and winds will pick up a bit, but it should still be a great day to be out in the mountains.
A quick-hitting trough will flatten the ridge on Monday and bring the potential for showers back into the picture possibly through Tuesday. This one looks to be relatively weak and warm, so still not the season starter that we’re looking for. At least the weather is gonna be awesome this weekend! Get that climbing, biking, and high elevation hiking in…you’ll be thanking yourself in January.
P.S. Wondering who’s getting the snow? How bout the Tetons…the Grand Targhee SNOTEL site has 25″ of settled snowpack with 8″ of water in it. That’s PLENTY to ski on. Check it out! Drooling…