In the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks shuns the porridge that is too hot, and the porridge that is too cold, for the porridge that is just right.
In a Goldilocks storm, the powder is just right. It snows enough and with the right profile of snow density for bottomless skiing, but not so much that you are wallowing in snow and cowering in the low-angle trees to avoid avalanche-prone slopes.
Tonight and tomorrows storm has some potential to be a Goldilocks storm. A cold front will pass through the area and the forecast models are suggesting a snowfall of perhaps 10-18 inches. Further, the density of the snow should decrease with time, producing a great right-side up snowfall that is great for ski floatation.
|NAM Forecast for Alta-Collins and Mt. Baldy|
Courtesy: Trevor Alcott