It won’t be long now before the first solid nor’easter of the season pulls enough cold air down from the north and let’s the snow fly across our northeastern mountains. Over the past decade, this scenario has consistently played out by mid to late October in the Northeast, and when we are lucky, the cold air lingers long enough to offer at least a few days of fun skiing on smooth terrain.
The satellite image here depicts the storm that made our first turns of the season possible in 2010. It was a surprisingly powerful storm, and it also dumped enough rain and generated enough surf to make the whitewater paddling and ocean surfing as tempting as those first turns of the season in the days following the storm’s passage (second image, below).
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