First Big Storm of the Year?

It's not even Thanksgiving and we're already talking about the first major storm system of the year!

The guys over at seem to be pretty confident about this one (and they're rarely wrong). Beginning tonight and through your Friday we're looking at a large storm moving up the coast into the Upstate bringing some real heavy accumulating snows for much of the state. So what kind of totals are we looking at? Some in the central/southern tier region could see as much as a foot, for the rest of us we're looking at a pretty widespread 6"+. Not bad for November 16th, but remember trails are still closed due to hunting so resist the urge!

As for the midwest things seem to remain relatively quiet, the eastern half of the lower Michigan peninsula may see some residual from this storm system. Look for some light LE snow to fall throughout the UP over the weekend, nothing sizable. For more don't forget to check out

Our friends in the west, you'll see a system move in tomorrow and continue through the weekend... nothing overly impressive but some fresh to add to your snowpack that has already begun stacking up quite well. Below is the Euro model courtesy of Rocky Mountain Sled Conditions.