“Snow to Bury Rockies,” according to AccuWeather’s 2013/14 winter forecast

October 10th, 2013 by

According to the experts over at Accuweather.com, many areas of the country will be receiving abundant snowfall this upcoming ski season. While we don’t put too much faith in these long term weather forecasts, we hope Accuweather is spot on with that prediction.

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Winter 2013-2014 highlights from Accuweather.com

For eastern skiers, the season will get off to a slow start, but by January the temperatures should drop, and ski resorts should see about average snowfall. Early in the season, storm tracks will favor areas farther north, like Stowe and Jay Peak in Vermont.

The Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest should be prepared for “abundant snowfall” and “wild temperature contrasts.” According to AccuWeather’s Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok, “February can be a wild month, temperature-wise. There is a chance for a strong, arctic surge of cold air, especially for the northern Rockies.”

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Snowfall predictions for 2013-2014 from Accuweather.

The West Coast will see some drought relief this winter, with a heavy period of precipitation occuring from December through January. This could be a welcome relief to skiers in California, who have seen two dismal winters after the epic La Niña season of 2010/11.

Here’s to hoping these forecasts pan out, and we have plentiful powder this ski season. For the full article click here.

Related: 2014 Winter Outlook from Farmers’ Almanac

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Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.