It’s near impossible to say what the ski season is going to look like months before it actually begins. Weather changes, and even a forecast stating several inches of fresh snow hours before that snow begins can end up very wrong. It is quite fun, though, to take a look at the long term predictions and see what they’re claiming for the winter. We’ve already covered the Farmer’s Almanac, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and Direct Weather’s forecast, but now it’s time to talk about something will a little more science behind it.
A ‘triple-dip’ La Niña is a fairly rare meteorological event, occurring only two times since 1950. It means, of course, that the La Niña weather pattern, which takes place when warm surface water is blown west across the Pacific, causing colder water to rise to the surface, returns for its third consecutive year.
It’s looking more and more likely that this ‘triple-dip’ La Niña will occur this year, whether you like it or not. In terms of the 2022-23 ski season and winter in general, this can mean many different things, depending on where you’re located in North America. For Southwest and Southern states, this tends to mean a drier winter. In the Midwest and Northwest, this means a wetter, more active winter, and in the Northern Plains, one is likely to experience a much colder winter. For Colorado, this could mean good news for the northern portion of the state and bad news for the southern portion of the state.
For Canada, Western regions could see a cold and wet winter, while the East is more likely to see unsettled, unpredictable, and rowdy weather htoluhgout the winter months.
As far as I can tell, there’s no evidence that the consecutive La Niña patterns build upon each other. Again, I’m not a meteorologist, so don’t take my word for any of this. Take a look at any of the three reports below from actual meteorologists for a more detailed and expansive explanation surrounding what all of this means.
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