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Sandpoint
State
Idaho
Country
United States
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Short Range Forecast Discussion

Western United States - Monday April 14, 2014 - It looks like high pressure ridging aloft will dominate for the most part, deflecting storms to the east and north through late next week, except storms affect Washington and north Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming on a regular basis, though with limited moisture and snowfall. We will update for this if necessary, but please check the long range outlook at the bottom of the page.
Please see our 1-2+ week long range outlook toward the bottom of this page.

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RESORT INFO ↑41°  5c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 14 Apr @ 08:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 193 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 92
  • Lifts0 of 9
  • Acreage0 of 2900 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
15 Tuesday ↑41°  5c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
70% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.08in, 1.99mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the WSW at 5 to 19 MPH.
16 Wednesday ↑39°  4c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
40% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.06in, 1.52mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the S at 5 to 7 MPH.
17 Thursday ↑43°  6c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.31in, 7.85mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the ESE at 6 to 10 MPH.
18 Friday ↑46°  8c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with wintry mix likely
Precipitation
Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.38mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 6 to 13 MPH.
19 Saturday ↑48°  9c° ↓37°  3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 6 to 10 MPH.
20 Sunday ↑52°  11c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers
Precipitation
Isolated Showers (Potential precip: 0.04in, 0.96mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 8 to 10 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 20 to 30 April, 2014 - After the 20th (after this weekend), the overall pattern goes from high pressure ridging and dry for the most part (except storms moving through Washington and north Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming), to unsettled with potentially more significant rain and snow all across the western US, as large scale low pressure develops across the west coast and western US. This unsettled pattern should continue through much of April, possibly switching back to high pressure and sunshine in the last week of April. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, April 2014, we are continuing to be affected by an ENSO-Neutral, or La Nada Sea Surface Temperature pattern across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average).

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is a cool phase PDO, or negative PDO, which stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This is a more long term pattern (decades), and it has made any recent years El Nino SST patterns weaker.

We expect the ENSO Neutral, or La Nada pattern (almost a La Nina) to continue, and in the last 30 days we have seen more of a La Nina pattern develop with colder SST's along the eastern Equatorial Pacific and even the region 3.4 always referred to, though less so in 3.4. We are not seeing the trend toward El Nino yet.

We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available.
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In the Northern Idaho Panhandle between Montana and eastern Washington, approximately 50 miles south of Canada and 11 miles northwest of Sandpoint, Idaho, you will find Schweitzer Mountain Resort. With the addition of Stella, Idaho's first six-pack, Schweitzer now boasts 2,500 acres of varied and exciting terrain. The area consists of two very large bowls, and within each of the two, there are two smaller bowls divided by gradually sloping ridges.

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