The snow in drought-stricken California was welcome. “An omen? A godsend? Describe it as you like, but it’s shaping up to be a November to remember for California ski resorts, at least two of which are opening early after recent storms,” the the LA Times wrote.
The higher elevations of Mammoth Mountain in central California were blanketed by 3 feet of snow early this week.
To the north, Montana’s Big Sky Resort reported it picked up 20 inches of powder mid-mountain.
As low pressure develops over eastern Colorado in the next day, the heaviest snow is predicted on its backside from western Colorado’s San Juan mountains to southeast Wyoming, where winter storm warnings are in effect.
By Thursday, most of the mountain peaks in the intermountain West will have a fresh covering of snow.