Ride the endless winter!

Ride the endless winter!

The 2009-2010 snow season is off to an amazing start! And since the weather looks promising for even more snow, I am issuing my first POWDER ALERT of the season for this SATURDAY MORNING!

The weather pattern looks ideal Friday and Friday night. A weather system dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will initially bring snow early Friday. But as colder air arrives Friday afternoon, and as another snow-producing weather feature arrives from the northwest, significant snow is likely in the Cascades Friday evening. And with the snow level falling to as low as 1,500 feet, it means that the powder at the higher ski areas will range from moderate density to drier, higher-quality fluff. Not bad for November!

So… how much snow will fall? Below are my forecast probabilities for the period from Friday morning to Saturday morning:

More than 6″… 95% likelihood
More than 12″… 50% possibility
More than 18″… 20% chance

Saturday will be mainly dry… so get up there early to enjoy the fresh tracks. And while my POWDER ALERT is specifically for SATURDAY MORNING, there will be significant accumulating snow during the day Friday as well.


Drew Jackson
KPTV FOX 12 meteorologist

Check out www.SkiOregon.org for current conditions at all Oregon Ski Areas!

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