Articles by: Herb Stevens

Skiing Weatherman: Regional Outlooks

Skiing Weatherman: Regional Outlooks

By the time this piece is posted, I will have enjoyed my first turns of this season, at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires.  The skiing should be superb after more than two feet of new snow from the early week storm.  It was a slow mover and got stretched out from west to east due to a blocking pattern to[Read More…]

by December 3, 2019 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Jet Stream Changes Bring In the Chills. Last week I wrote about the “haves and have nots” in terms of favorable early season winter weather.  The East was very cold with occasional snow while the West was warm and dry.  For the most part, that is still the case, as the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast are in line for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 2 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Haves And Have Nots

The Skiing Weatherman: Haves And Have Nots

The Difference Between East and West Is Remarkable. Over the past few weeks, I have shared with you some of my winter forecasting tricks of the trade but now it is time to get down to business and do some actual forecasting.  The pattern change that was foretold a couple of weeks ago by the re-curvature of a typhoon east[Read More…]

by November 4, 2019 1 comment Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Knowing The NAO

The Skiing Weatherman: Knowing The NAO

A Negative NAO IS Friendly To Skiers. Right Now, It’s Smiling. During the upcoming winter I will be producing condensed regional forecasts on a weekly basis, hopefully providing readers with another nugget of info before they pick a destination for time on the slopes.  I will refer to a number of different reasons for forecasts that you will probably not[Read More…]

by October 31, 2019 1 comment Features
The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Typhoon Rule Can Predict Chilly Wet Air In North America. In an age where computer models are believed to be the only viable long range weather forecasting tool, there remains a very effective technique for looking ahead a couple of weeks that had its roots in World War Two.  It is called the “Typhoon Rule”. When the far western[Read More…]

by October 24, 2019 1 comment Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Monster Storm Smacks Early

The Skiing Weatherman: Monster Storm Smacks Early

Snow At The End Of Summer Dazzles The Northwest. How is it that a storm can produce a four foot snowfall before the first week of the new season is over!?  That is exactly what happened last weekend as portions of Montana got absolutely buried.  Parts of Idaho, Washington, California, Oregon, Wyoming, and Colorado also saw snow, which undoubtedly got[Read More…]

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Predicting This Winter

The Skiing Weatherman: Predicting This Winter

SeniorsSkiing.com’s New Columnist Places His Bet on 2019-20. [Editor Note: Herb Stevens is a veteran meteorologist and television weatherman. SeniorsSkiing.com is very proud to introduce his new column which will appear weekly throughout the season.] When a long range weather forecaster starts to put together a winter forecast, the first element that has to be assessed is the state of[Read More…]

by September 25, 2019 3 comments Features

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