It would appear winter has arrived, at least for much of the country. From the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast almost everyone's seen a touch of white.
It was an active weekend for the lake effect machine as the Tug Hill region and western New York saw near white out conditions with accumulating snows. Although much of it is gone now, was it a sign of what's to come this winter?
We're not 100% sure but we are looking at our next winter weather event as a large storm moves its way up the coast. What'll likely begin as rain/mix could turn into all snow depending on the temperatures later tonight into Tuesday. Then the temperatures will drop Tuesday night and the LE machine fires up once again bringing what could be shovel-able snows to the usual suspects. As always Upstatessnow.com is keeping us informed, check back with them soon for an update on the rest of the week.
Similar story for the midwest as they continue to experience below average temperatures with some moderate LE snow in the north country. Expect LE snow to continue over the next few days tapering off by Thursday with widespread accumulation totals in the 1-2" range (more for inland UP). Then more snows for the plains later this week with totals around 1-3". Visit JohnDee.com for all your Midwest winter weather updates.
As for our friends out west, they've been riding for weeks now! The snow has really been stacking up in Eastern Idaho/SW Montana/NW Wyoming down to Northern Colorado with 50"+ in the highest elevations. But with that in mind, remember it's still early and there's not enough of a base to avoid sled damage so be careful out there. You can check out Rocky Mountain Sled Conditions for the full rundown the snow depths.