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Porcupine Mountain Snow History

Is Porcupine Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Porcupine Mountain is week 2 of December. There are typically 4.8 snowy days during this week with 21cm of snowfall. Check out the Porcupine Mountain Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Porcupine Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December16cm4.9 days
January18cm5.1 days
February15cm4.9 days
March7cm3.2 days
April9cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Porcupine Mountain during February (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of February for Porcupine Mountain is 14 cm. There are typically 4.4 snowy days during this week. Porcupine Mountain typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 344m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (345m) is similar to the mid altitude of Porcupine Mountain. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Porcupine Mountain in the middle of February. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of February. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Porcupine Mountain in week three of February of just -5.2°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.1°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mainly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that don't coincide with ideal conditions also occur on average one or two days during this week in any given year.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Porcupine Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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Average Snow Conditions in Porcupine Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Porcupine Mountain are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Porcupine Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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Average Snowfall in Porcupine Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Porcupine Mountain are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Porcupine Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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Average Temperatures in Porcupine Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Porcupine Mountain are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.