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Close to the end of the dog days of summer many weather prediction agencies start looking towards the future and what the winter season may bring. Like many things in the ski industry, we try to take weather predictions with a grain of salt. No matter what the weatherman might predict, we always err on the side of optimism because that’s what winter sports enthusiasts do! After all, we’re the ones who decided it was FUN to be outside when the snow and temperatures are falling. Optimism is just in our nature.
The optimists that we are, we’re going to jump on the winter weather prediction train. Last year El Niño may have burned us by over-promising and under-delivering a season full of foot after foot of powder, but one bad relationship shouldn’t ruin them all, and we’re pumped for a great 2016-2017 season. But what does the season have in store for us?
To answer the question we took to a few different forecasting outlets, read through their information, and tried to par it down to some main points that were pertinent to us.
Without further ado, we present to you the 2016-2017 winter weather predictions brought to you by:
Thoughts on Last Year
Defining La Niña
Current Forecast Maps
The Gist of the Season
Predicting the Snow
Final Thoughts from Titus
While Old Man Winter left much to be wanted, Titus Mountain was lucky enough to be open before many eastern resorts. We credit this to the way our mountain was planned (northeast facing), our amazing snowmakers and groomers, and our wonderful passholders and fans who did their share of snow-dancing (Heikki Lunta, anyone?). The season was a pretty good one, whether or not Old Man Winter joined the party.
Our prediction for the upcoming season is the same—whether Mother Nature plans on helping us out or not, we have amazing snowmakers who will aid Mother Nature’s bounty or who can completely make up for her absence. We have great events lined up from the Empire State Winter Games to our New Year’s Eve First Tracks Bash and live music scheduled throughout the season. We have wonderful cooks, bartenders and waitstaff ready to make your night out delicious and fun. And most of all, we have great friends, family, passholders, patrons, and fans who always make the ski season a great one.
See you on the slopes!
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Interested in the NOAA predictions? Look at the NOAA forecast maps yourself or read through their "Summary Outlook for Non-Technical Users."
Want your own copy of the Farmer's Alamanc(s)? You can buy the Old Farmer's Almanac online or in many stores and the same goes for the Farmer's Almanac.
This is where we found our Accuweather predictions.
Fed up with weather predictions? Read this article: Scientists are 100% sure there is a 65% chance of La Nina this winter.
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