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FIRST SNOW FALLS IN USA
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There's been a dusting of snow at altitude and some snow in the ski resorts. Check out our images from Aspen.







The first falls of the approaching season are coming down in the USA.

Snow has fallen in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

It is only a dusting and much of it will melt, but it is a sign of things to come.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, the National Weather Service's Salt Lake City office said the "the first fall-like storm of the season" was making its way through the state.

The storm was bringing widespread rain and "much cooler temperatures," including a dusting of snow in higher northern mountain locations.

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And here is what it looks like in the ski resort of Snowbird:

 

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And we have just been sent a series of photos from the mountains around Aspen in Colorado.

They were taken by the photographers, Andy Curtis and Tucker Vest Burton.

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Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open on 28th November.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk follow on 7th December.

Last winter was a bumper one for snow in the USA.

 

However some long-term forecasts predict it will be a sparse season for snow next winter as the as weather systems El Niño and La Niña will not be in play.

"It's probably a safe bet that we're not going to see another epic snow season like we saw last year," said Russ Schumacher, director of the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University.

"Most locations in the mountains tend to be on average a little bit lower than normal snowfall during neutral conditions. There are a handful of neutral years where you get a lot of snow and a handful where it's quite dry. In the record that we have, there is more of those dry years than the snowy years in the neutral phase."


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