Yesterday's frontal passage did little to put a dent into the November snowfall drought, generating an inch on the Alta Collins snowfall stake. Sadly closed for uphill skiing and a close personal inspection, I suspect that there will be decent top-to-bottom skiing at Alta when they open, even if the terrain is limited, thanks to assistance from artificial snow.
Hopefully, we will also get some help from Mother Nature over Thanksgiving weekend. For the past few days, the models have been suggesting some storm systems will move through the area during that period, but amounts have been variable. The latest NAEFS ensemble is looking up a bit, however, with all ensemble members producing precipitation at Alta-Collins on Thanksgiving (22 November) and then periods of precipitation through the 24th (Saturday).
That's about the most optimistic forecast I've seen since our early October storm. Let us hope it delivers. Keep up the snow dances and keep an eye on the forecasts the next few days as this is an evolving forecast situation.