Posted by: magmatist | September 29, 2013

Here comes winter!!!!

Chuckanut Skiers! Just a note from Dave. I hope everyone had a fabulous summer. It is over. Done, caput, finito.  It is not quite time to dust off the skis, but you might try to remember where you put them after last winter at least.

To get you psyched up, here’s the long-term forecast from that paragon of wisdom, the Old Farmer’s Almanac:

“Annual Weather Summary: November 2013 to October 2014, Pacific Northwest

Winter will be much snowier than normal, with frequent snows from mid-December through the first three weeks of January. Rainfall will be near normal, with temperatures below normal, on average, in the north and above in the south. The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, early to mid-January, and mid- to late January.”

For a long-term forecast based on past trends and actual climate models, try this summary from National Weather Service: Doesn’t sound quite so great as the OF Almanac, but the science of long term forecasts is fraught with uncertainty.

So, Chuckanut skiers, we’ll see what nature has in store for us. If you have met new recruits to our gang of diehards, please ask them to subscribe to this blog and to keep us posted on their ski adventures when the time comes.

See you!

Dave Tucker



  1. Good morning, Dave. There was a dusting of snow on Toboggan Ridge this morning.

    • Oh boy! Maybe I’ll look around for my skis sooner rather than later…rock skis, anyway.

  2. I’m looking for ski partners for any ski trips this year. I’m a former back country ski patroler. I have a WFR . I also like to take my dog (two time Ididarod racer). Tele or touring. Any day of the week.

    • Walter,
      Be sure to subscribe to this XC ski blog to stay posted on members’ plans. Last minute invites get posted.
      Dave Tucker

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